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Wed February 17, 2010
TN Universities Shed Jobs
By Chris Taylor
Nashville, TN – As many as 524 longtime professors, administrators and office staff are voluntarily leaving their posts at many universities across Tennessee as the state schools face looming budget cuts. Most are taking advantage of voluntary buyouts, which school officials hope will save millions of dollars in the long run. Austin Peay State University is not participating in the workforce reduction plans. Finance and Administration Vice President Mitch Robinson tells the Clarksville Leaf Chronicle shedding staff is unnecessary as they're understaffed, growing, and actually need to add faculty.