Chancellor Herman addresses financial concerns, town hall meeting in mass e-mail

By Kate Szyszka

With recent economic unrest, Chancellor Richard Herman sent a mass e-mail to University students thanking them for their participation in the recent town hall meeting, and addressing financial issues the University faces.

Herman said that the clear concern at the meeting was the protection of jobs. Without making any promises, he said that his highest priority in maintaining the standards of the University would be securing jobs.

“While it would be reckless for me to make such promises without knowing the impact of the state’s financial situation on the university, what I can assure you is that the highest possible priority will be protecting people and their jobs,” the Chancellor said in the e-mail.

The Chancellor promised to continue to keep students informed of the financial situation of the state.

He also asked that students continue to participate in the discussion of University finances through a virtual idea box.