Royce Engstrom

University of Montana President Royce Engstrom. File Photo.
Josh Burnham

University of Montana President Royce Engstrom says he’s not keeping the $6,000 a year raise he was recently awarded.

UM President Royce Engstrom delivers his mid-year report, Feb. 03 2016 at the University of Montana in Missoula.
Josh Burnham

The University of Montana will need to cut its budget by 2 - 2.5 percent in the next fiscal year to reconcile expenses with income. That’s in addition to the job cuts happening now. University President Royce Engstrom made that announcement this afternoon at his annual mid-year update address on campus.

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Legislative audits released today of the Montana University System came up clean and without criticism. After reviewing data for the fiscal year ending in June 2015, auditors saw no need for adjustments in how the universities handle their cash flow.

Mark Burnham (L) and Erick Sprunk (Center) announce a $2 million donation to The School of Business Administration along with UM President Royce Engstrom (R), Friday, January 29, 2016 at UM.
Josh Burnham

The University of Montana announced a pair of $1 million private donations today. The gifts will establish the University’s first endowed dean position. It will be in The School of Business Administration.

Montana University officials are condemning accusations of unfair hiring practices at the University of Montana.
Josh Burnham

Montana University officials are condemning accusations of unfair hiring practices at the University of Montana. The charge is leveled by a group of community members and UM faculty.

Layoffs Begin At UM

Jan 22, 2016
University of Montana president Royce Engstrom says the school will lay off 27 employees by July
Josh Burnham

University of Montana president Royce Engstrom says the school will lay off 27 employees by July. In a letter to colleagues today Engstrom said that, in total, 192 full-­time positions are being eliminated. Besides layoffs, the cuts will come by attrition, reducing adjunct positions and not renewing contracts.

University of Montana President Royce Engstrom. File Photo.
Josh Burnham

University of Montana President Royce Engstrom says he’s expanding his cabinet, in response to comments from — and dialogue with — people in recent weeks.

Fiscal Year 2004, 2013, 2015 UM Employee FTE by employee classification
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In response to faculty criticism of his plan to cut 201 jobs at the University of Montana, school President Royce Engstrom today said it does not constitute an attack on the humanities or liberal arts.

Engstrom announced the job cuts November 17. He says they’re necessary following several years of declining enrollment at UM.

A sign seen at last week's meeting for faculty feedback on UM President Engstrom's plan to cut 201 jobs because of declining enrollment.
Eric Whitney

The majority of faculty and staff comments on proposed job cuts at the University of Montana are, “painful, fearful and anxious.”

That’s according to a summary of more than 120 emails that was sent to University President Royce Engstrom today.

University Hall at The University of Montana
Josh Burnham

A prominent University of Montana professor says that faculty needs to look outside campus for help in the face of a budget crisis that will cut 52 faculty jobs, and 149 University staff positions. UM President Royce Engstrom says the cuts are necessary because several years of declining enrollment mean the school is overstaffed for the approximately 11,000 full time students it now has.

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