400 positions cut at NCSU, UNC

September 17, 2009 

The UNC system Board of Governors received an update this morning on the approximately 900 jobs being eliminated across the 16-campus system.

At N.C. State University, 205 administrative cuts have been made as part of $57 million in budget cuts. The cuts include dozens of directors and assistant directors of centers and institutes, some of which may still be funded from other sources. But in many cases, those jobs have been eliminated.

At UNC-Chapel Hill, 202 administrative jobs have been eliminated to the tune of $67 million.They include 24 positions at the Renaissance Computing Institute, a high-tech computing center based at UNC-CH that also employs workers at Duke and NCSU.

"We're not closing them down but we gave them a very large cut, 35 percent," said UNC-CH Chancellor Holden Thorp.

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