NKU President Warns Of Oncoming Budget Crunch

Posted On February 19, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

NKU President Geoffrey Mearns

NKU President Geoffrey Mearns

(Highland Heights, Ky.) – Northern Kentucky University is bracing for a significant hit to its budget.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that NKU President Geoffrey Mearns emailed students and staff Tuesday, warning that each department has been asked to plan for a five percent budget cut.

The university is expected to see an annual budget cut of up to $6 million as state lawmakers craft a new state budget amid limited tax revenues.

Mearns said increasing NKU’s enrollment will be key in avoiding additional reduction measures and keep tuition increases low.