The University of Wisconsin System announced a series of cuts expected to save millions of dollars over the coming years.
Interim President Tommy Thompson announced the cuts in a press release sent Tuesday.
“To be the University’s biggest advocate and toughest evaluator, I will be directing my leadership to identify administrative savings now while championing investments for underrepresented and underserved populations,” Thompson said in a written statement. “We are setting priorities in the face of difficult financial times.”
The cuts came in four varieties:
- A 10 percent reduction within the UW System Administration state-supported salary line totaling $6.0 million.
- Limiting out-of-state travel through June 30, 2021, and reducing supplies and equipment, with estimated savings of $2.4 million.
- Eliminating several memberships, sponsorships, and subscriptions.
- Using virtual UW System Administration meetings to achieve additional savings.