Provost: Merger will save millions

January 14, 2009

By hammersmith

[Source: Daily Wildcat, Carly Kennedy] – As the next step in the university-wide transformation process, which began last September, the College of Humanities, College of Science, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and University College will all merge into one massive unit: The Colleges of Letters and Science.

Provost Meredith Hay said this immense reorganization will immediately save millions of dollars, which could be extremely important with the economy in its feeble state.

“The creation of the Colleges of Letters and Science is expected to immediately save approximately $1.5-2 million,” Hay said via e-mail. “We will begin the implementation of processes to streamline administrative services from which we believe will save additional dollars and improve student services.”

UA President Robert Shelton said via e-mail that this move to reorganize the four colleges is better than no move at all.

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