UAF Faces Budget Shortfall

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is facing a budget shortfall. University Vice Chancellor of Administration Pat Pitney says UAF is $5.5 million short, while it’s rural and Tanana Valley Campuses have a $700,000 deficit.

Pitney attributes the stagnation in research to space limitations for laboratory and other work at UAF   She says that’s why the university has been pushing for a new life sciences facility. That project will go before voters as part of bond package, but Pitney says, in the meantime, UAF has to re-focus on covering existing commitments and priority programs.  She says job losses will result.

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