WMU News

Litynski will detail impact of budget cuts for state legislators

March 28, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- Western Michigan University Interim President Daniel M. Litynski will testify Wednesday, April 2, in Lansing, Mich., during a hearing called by the House Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Higher Education.

The event, set for 10:30 a.m. in the House Appropriations Committee Room of the Michigan Capitol, is the third in a series of hearings held by the subcommittee to allow university presidents an opportunity to outline their institutions' needs and react to appropriations cuts proposed earlier this month by Gov. Jennifer Granholm. Litynski will appear as part of a panel, which also will include the presidents of Grand Valley State, Lake Superior State and Wayne State universities and the University of Michigan-Flint.

The governor has proposed a 10 percent cut to state appropriations for higher education for the 2003-04 fiscal year, a move that would result in a loss of more than $12.5 million in state aid for WMU.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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