Budget and enrollment declines addressed by UAS chancellor

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Chancellor Rick Caulfield of the University of Alaska Southeast talked about his school's budget challenges while a guest on Action Line Tuesday.

    He said the $341 Million budget proposal submitted by the Board of Regents was reduced by Governor Walker to $317 Million.  The chancellor said the governor added a provision for possible capital funding.  "So that's a fairly significant drop, $24 Million below what the regents had sought."

    Caulfield said UAS share of the reduced budget would be about $24 Million.

    In the meantime enrollment for the Spring Semester that got underway earlier this month was down by 3 percent compared to last year.

    The chancellor says tuition comprises about 35 percent of the university's revenues.


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