Posted: Jan 10, 2011 12:06 PM
Source: Associated Press
BATON ROUGE - LSU's system president is delaying a request for budget cutting plans from the university campuses, saying the cuts may not be as deep as expected.
System President John Lombardi had asked administrators to submit plans Monday on which specific programs and jobs they would cut if colleges lose another 10 percent of their state funds in the upcoming budget year.
But instead, Lombardi announced the deadline was scrapped. In a letter to campus chiefs, Lombardi says it's been suggested that the 10 percent target "may be more severe" than what Gov. Bobby Jindal will propose in his budget.
Jindal's office didn't immediately respond to a request for comment about Lombardi's announcement.
Higher education has been cut by $310 million in state funds since reductions began in 2008.