BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Employees at the University of Texas at Brownsville are bracing for elimination of about 250 jobs to be announced this week.
University President Juliet Garcia says the cutbacks, initially disclosed in December, are the result of the school's separation from Texas Southmost College. The break-up effective in the fall means there's a surplus of positions.
Garcia tells The Brownsville Herald (http://bit.ly/ZSYy24) the cutbacks to be announced Tuesday are distributed throughout the campus although jobs in security, maintenance, information technology and advising are the most vulnerable simply because they're the largest job segments.
She says there's nothing wrong with the people who will lose their work but the school moving forward will have just half its budget.
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