Maryanne Reed

Some WVU admins take voluntary 10% pay cut after hundreds of faculty and staff jobs cut

BY: - November 6, 2023

On the heels of hundreds of campus job cuts, West Virginia University senior administrators were recently quietly asked to volunteer for a 10% reduction in salary. WVU President E. Gordon Gee announced on Monday that the majority of university leaders took the suggested pay cut. Many are paid six-figure salaries.  “That has taken place, and […]

Despite public outcry, WVU will cut 28 majors, 143 faculty jobs 

BY: and - September 15, 2023

West Virginia University will lose 28 academic programs and 143 faculty jobs from its flagship Morgantown campus following a vote from the Board of Governors. The decision on Friday, which university leaders acknowledged had been done under an “accelerated” timeline, is the board’s effort to deal with WVU’s $45 million deficit largely driven by declining […]

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WVU announces third round of final recommendations for program, faculty cuts

BY: - September 1, 2023

West Virginia University leaders released their third set of final recommendations on Friday for programs on the chopping block in response to the school’s ongoing budget challenges. The final recommendations — issued by Provost Maryanne Reed’s office — include a successful appeal from the Department of English to allow the department to continue offering its […]

WVU announces final recommendations from first four appeals hearings

BY: - August 29, 2023

The West Virginia University Office of the Provost announced final recommendations from the first four appeals hearings on Tuesday. On Aug. 10, the university announced that 32 programs were recommended for elimination as university leaders try to make up for a $45 million budget shortfall. Faculty had the opportunity to appeal the preliminary recommendations. The […]

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‘My colleagues and I are still in shock.’ 32 majors marked for elimination at WVU

BY: - August 11, 2023

West Virginia University leaders have recommended discontinuing 32 of its majors at its Morgantown campus as the school is feverishly working to make up for a multi-million budget shortfall.  The preliminary recommendations, released Friday afternoon, said 12 of those programs are undergraduate majors and 20 are graduate-level majors. Other programs were told to reduce their […]