SIU Budget



Southern Illinois University President Glenn Poshard says the school has met a budget milestone.

He says SIU has been able to enter the next fiscal year with a budget equal to the previous year for for the first time in several years. University officials were bracing for another 5 percent cut, but instead were able to convince state lawmakers to reinstate funding at the previous year's level. 
 
The school's budget will be $203 million.
 
Poshard also discussed enrollment. He says it's unrealistic to think the school's declining enrollment will turn around.

But Poshard says he sees evidence enrollment is moving in the right direction. He says he has confidence Chancellor Rita Cheng will accomplish the task.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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