- Howard University plans to cut around 75 staff positions as part of an "administrative renewal" efficiency plan approved by trustees two years ago, and a university spokeswoman revealed that the university had laid off 53 employees as of June 7.
- None of those laid off were academic faculty members, but the university did not reveal which positions were cut or how much money the measure would save.
- The reorganization comes as Howard's board of trustees navigates a public rift over the school's finances and management, which was exacerbated by the disclosure on June 7 of board Vice Chairwoman Renee Higginbotham-Brooks' letter warning the university “will not be here in three years if we don’t make some crucial decisions now."
From the article:
... Kerry-Ann Hamilton, a university spokeswoman, wrote in an e-mail that 53 employees had been laid off as of June 7. She said none was a member of the academic faculty. Howard had 3,636 non-faculty employees at the university and its hospital as of Friday, Hamilton said. ...