All parts of MU will shoulder a sliver of $3.8 million state withholding

Jul 3, 2014

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The University of Missouri is making cuts across the board to make up for money it expected it to receive from the state government, but will not. In an email to university staff Thursday, Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin said MU must make up for an additional $3.8 million that is not coming to the University due to Governor Jay Nixon's recent general revenue withholdings.

Loftin is asking all divisions of the University to send the central budget office back their fair share of the $3.8 million, based on how much general revenue they received, and their current balances. It'll be up to division heads to make the cuts. Auxillary departments, including the athletic department and residential life, which don't receive general revenue funds, will also contribute.

Dr. Jim Spain, the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies, says many of the divisions should be able to comfortably contribute with money from their reserves.

"It allows us to minimize the impact on day-to-day functions, but certainly impacts our flexibility in responding to unique needs or situations that might arise in the, in the months ahead," Spain said.

MU Spokesperson Christian Basi says the situation will not affect student tuition rates.

Basi provided this breakdown of how much of the $3.8 million each division is being asked to shoulder:

Schools and Colleges:

Arts & Science: 189,717

Ag, Food & Nat Resources: 227,054

Business: 63,039

Education: 101,396

Engineering: 58,743

Human Environmental Sciences: 50,432

Health Professions: 21,144

Journalism: 29,392

Law: 43,064

Medicine: 324,707

Nursing: 58,949

Public Affairs: 7,431

Veterinary Medicine: 125,032

Other Divisions:

Alumni & Advancement: 34,310

Intercollegiate Athletics: 40,997

Vice Chancellor Finance: 31,178

Vice Chancellor Operation: 222,517

Vice Chancellor-Health Sciences: 283,799

Chancellor**: 239,356

Extension: 205,892

Graduate School: 34,770

Information & Access Tech Services: 71,619

Provost*: 289,917

Office of Research: 176,318

Student Affairs: 936,050

University Affairs: 10,406

*Includes Provost office, Econ Development, Enrollment Management, VP undergrad studies, International Programs, and Library

** Include Chancellor's office as well as the allocation of the withhold associated with the scholarship budget