Marian University Prepares For Budget Shortfall

Marian University announced
Tuesday (6/2/2020) it is taking proactive steps in anticipation of the
negative impacts of COVID-19 on the operating budget and enrollment projections.


The following academic programs are being
deactivated: Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration and Leadership,
Master of Arts in Education, Area of Focus: Educational Leadership, Master of
Arts in Education,
of Focus: Educational Technology, Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Arts
in Music Industry, Minor in Music, Minor in Art History and Minor in Studio
Art. Faculty positions associated with these programs have also been
eliminated, along with six staff positions within the University.


“This attempt to balance what’s in the best interest
of the University with our genuine care and concern for our faculty and staff
is painful,” said Acting President Dr. Michelle Majewski. “As we face the
significant challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty
it’s created, we remain committed to serving our extraordinary students and
continue to be grateful for the strength each member of the Marian University
continues to display.”


In addition to an anticipated decrease in
enrollment, Marian
is also
bracing for the financial impact of the costs associated with the public health
measures it will require to bring students, faculty and staff back together to
learn, live and work on campus.


“We will place our Mission and Values at the center of every
decision we make,” said Majewski. “As we move through these unprecedented
times, I believe Marian
will continue
to serve as an anchor for educational excellence into the foreseeable future.”