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SIU announces potential layoffs, program cuts

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CARBONDALE -- SIU President Randy Dunn has announced a list of potential cuts due to the state's budget impasse.

In an email to employees Wednesday afternoon, Dunn said more than 180 positions and 400 classes could be eliminated at the Carbondale campus. 

The cuts are part of a $22.85 million reduction at SIUC under Governor Bruce Rauner's proposed FY17 budget. In Dunn's email, cuts to the entire SIU system total more than $46.5 million. 

Southern Illinois University list of potential reductions

Southern Illinois University programs at risk of elimination without FY17 budget

The potential reductions at SIUC include:

- Elimination of more than 180 faculty, administrative professional and civil service staff positions
- Elimination of academic programs; reduction of more than 400 classes
- Elimination of more than 300 student employment positions, including on-campus jobs for undergraduates and assistantships for graduate students
- Merge four colleges into two colleges, eliminating two deans and associated office support.
- Reduced hours at Morris Library - the building will be closed up to 28 hours per week, including all day Saturday
- Reduction of funding for non-academic student programming support, including programs for underserved populations, retention initiatives, and counseling services.
- Elimination of men's and women's tennis
- Reduction of institutional funding for deferred maintenance in campus facilities
- Reduce state budget support for WSIU-TV (Broadcasting Service) by $200,000
- Eliminate $509, 505 state budget support for Touch of Nature
- Eliminate $189,000 state budget support for University Press.
- Eliminate $292,450 state budget support for University Museum
- Eliminate $148,300 state budget support for the Center for Dewey Studies.
- $887,498 reduction of research support
- Reduction of funding for 23 SIUC research centers and institutes, which operate in support of externally funded research grants.
- $528,662 reduction of information technology support and hardware

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