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July 11, 2023

University Officials Respond to Recruitment Concerns Amid Program Review

WVU’s Independent Student Newspaper

While West Virginia University officials blamed state education trends for its drop in student retention and $45 million budget deficit, a budget policy expert pointed to a lack of state support for education during a faculty senate meeting Monday.

Now, as the University looks to improve its student recruitment and retention strategies, some faculty ask how WVU could still look desirable during a financial crisis where nearly half of its programs are under review for potential cuts or discontinuation.

“How [can we] advocate for the University when folks are, parents, families, students themselves are sort of asking us, ‘Why am I coming to WVU? What’s going on here?’ Especially with the narrative being predominantly negative,” Dan Totzkay, assistant professor  of communication studies, said during the meeting Monday. 

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