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Research Park director wary of higher education budget cuts

Chancellor Phyllis Wise, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Renee Romano and Research Park Director Laura Freirichs testify on University budget.

By Lilly Mashayek

March 10, 2016

Laura Frerichs, director of the University’s Research Park, knows the importance of encouraging small businesses in a struggling economy. Working to encourage technology companies and startups to develop, she could imagine the effects that the continued lack of a state budget could have on the c...