ENMU campuses preparing for state high ed funding cuts

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PORTALES, N.M. (AP) – Eastern New Mexico University satellite presidents say they expect higher education funding cuts amid a state budget shortfall.

The Portales News Tribune reports that all three campus presidents told ENMU board members last week that they are already making cutbacks in anticipation of state funds decreasing.

ENMU-Ruidoso President Clayton Alred says the Ruidoso campus will likely experience a $100,000 shortfall this fiscal year due to the state budget cuts. He says faculty member retired last year, and the campus will not re-hire for that position right away as a means to combat the shortfall.

ENMU-Roswell President John Madden says the Roswell campus has deactivated some programs and has improved electronic systems in anticipation of cuts.

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