Georgia Perimeter College whittled down its workforce by nearly a factor of ten on Monday.
Struggling amid a $25 million budget shortfall, the Atlanta commuter school’s interim chief pink slipped 282 staff and faculty members–of which 215 were full-time employees–in a memo circulated yesterday.
An informal survey of GPC personnel by Atlanta public radio WABE found most were anticipating a third fewer cuts than what administrators announced this week.
But the number of staff reductions was even a departure from estimates by the school’s top administrator. Interim President Rob Watts warned staff last month that at least 185 positions were likely to be eliminated as the cash-strapped institution endeavored to narrow its budet gap.
- James Richardson