Colby-Sawyer Cuts Positions, Majors

December 12, 2016

Colby-Sawyer College, a private college in New Hampshire, has announced cuts in staff positions and is also eliminating some majors. A message last week from Sue Stuebner, the president, said that seven faculty members and 11 staff members had been told that their positions were eliminated. An additional 19 faculty and staff members who are leaving will not be replaced. Stuebner said the college has been operating at a loss of $2 million the past two years, and this year's projections are for another loss, of $2.6 million. Enrollment has fallen from 1,500 four years ago to 1,100 this year, and the president's message said consultants have said the "optimal size" for the college is closer to current than past enrollment levels.

The Valley News reported that other cuts include five majors: English, philosophy, accounting, health promotion and health care management.

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