Murray State Budget http://wkms.org en Murray State to Raise Tuition 5% Faculty and Staff Might Get 1% Raise http://wkms.org/post/murray-state-raise-tuition-5-faculty-and-staff-might-get-1-raise <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Murray State’s Board of Regents has set the university’s budget and it includes a five percent tuition increase for the upcoming school year. The increase, with added fees, ups the cost for attendance for full time in-state students by $174.00 <strong>per semester </strong>(*correction we inaccurately reported the increase for the academic year). The increased tuition is estimated to add $4.9m to the operating budget. Housing rates will also rise four percent.</span></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:45:27 +0000 Chad Lampe 41112 at http://wkms.org Murray State to Raise Tuition 5% Faculty and Staff Might Get 1% Raise MSU's Board Set to Pass Budget Friday http://wkms.org/post/msus-board-set-pass-budget-friday <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Murray State University’s Board of Regents is poised to approve its annual budget at its quarterly meeting Friday. &nbsp;</span>MSU’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> leadership team has spent another year looking </span><a href="http://wkms.org/post/msu-interim-president-uses-planned-cuts-gain-support-tuition-increase" style="line-height: 1.5;">to cut expenses and find more revenue</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as state funding continues to decline for state universities.</span></p><p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 15:24:26 +0000 Chad Lampe 41076 at http://wkms.org MSU's Board Set to Pass Budget Friday MSU Interim President Uses Planned Cuts to Gain Support for Tuition Increase http://wkms.org/post/msu-interim-president-uses-planned-cuts-gain-support-tuition-increase <p></p><p></p><p>Murray State University Interim President Tim Miller is looking to $2.5m in cuts and a possible tuition increase to fix a predicted $5.7m budget shortfall &nbsp;in the coming year.</p><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 04:27:05 +0000 Chad Lampe 39102 at http://wkms.org MSU Interim President Uses Planned Cuts to Gain Support for Tuition Increase EKU Cuts Spending, Regents Promote Early Retirements http://wkms.org/post/eku-cuts-spending-regents-promote-early-retirements <p></p><p>While Eastern Kentucky University is working to cut spending by $23 million, its Board of Regents will promote early retirements to before instituting layoffs.&nbsp;Chairman Craig Turner says a plan the regents approved Tuesday morning offers incentives to professors willing to work part-time and staff members who qualify for early retirement.</p><p><em>“The objective here again is to treat everybody as fairly as possible, providing incentives for them to potentially retire, and based upon those numbers, then that will determine how deep cuts go on the reduction plan itself,” Turner said.</em> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 16:22:11 +0000 Charles Compton (KPR) & Whitney Jones 29474 at http://wkms.org EKU Cuts Spending, Regents Promote Early Retirements Uncertainty Surrounds Murray State's Budget and President Ahead of Meeting Next Week http://wkms.org/post/uncertainty-surrounds-murray-states-budget-and-president-ahead-meeting-next-week <div><div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_default" style="font-size:small;font-family:georgia,serif"><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Uncertainty has shrouded Murray State University during the last six months as ongoing questions surround the future of the president‘s contract and the university’s budget.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In August Murray State’s Board of Regents charged President Randy Dunn to conduct a full review of the University’s budget in attempt to find cuts, efficiencies and new revenue. All the while, Dunn has been pressing the board of regents to extend his contract, which expires in 2014. The board is required to take action by June 2013, but could do so at any time.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the meantime Dunn has said that he will continue to seek “exceptional “ career opportunities available to him until the board decides to take action on his contract.</span></p><p><b>Budget:</b></p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 18:39:53 +0000 Chad Lampe 29082 at http://wkms.org Uncertainty Surrounds Murray State's Budget and President Ahead of Meeting Next Week