Layoffs at Benedictine

May 29, 2018

Thirty-two nonfaculty employees at Benedictine University, in Illinois, were informed Friday that their jobs are being eliminated. Most of them worked at a Springfield campus that is being shut down. A spokeswoman for the university said that the university -- which offers programs for a range of students -- needed to make cuts because of declines in traditional-age undergraduate enrollment. In fall 2016, Benedictine enrolled 2,615 such students, and that fell to 2,417 last year. This fall, enrollment is projected to be 2,373.


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