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SRU deals with COVID budget effects

September 24, 2020 News Extra

A Robert N. Aebersold Student Rec Center user works out Friday at Slippery Rock University. University officials have moved some workout equipment into one of the center's basketball courts in order to accommodate social distancing requirements.

Slippery Rock University officials have found favorable circumstances cutting into a COVID-19-caused deficit heading into fiscal year 2020-21, including record-setting enrollment in graduate programs.

SRU Council of Trustees on Thursday approved a $179.1 million budget for 2020-21 with a deficit of $3.8 million.

Trustee Bill McCarrier, chairman of the finance committee, said he was pleased with the work by the administration, faculty and others involved with reducing the deficit.

“We have brought that deficit way down,” McCarrier said. “Slippery Rock (University,) we can be proud, is in very good condition financially.”

Read more in Friday's Butler Eagle.