Texas University Chancellors Brace for Budget Cuts

Here are some numbers that every chancellor of a university system in Texas knows by heart: Out of $1,250,250,767 that Texas cut out of its current, 2010-11 biennial budget, $518,424,781 was drained from higher education. That’s 41.47 percent of the 5 percent total reduction among all state agencies demanded by the state's leadership. Higher ed’s overall share of the state’s budget, meanwhile, is 12.5 percent. 

The chancellors are adamant that their institutions not be hit disproportionately in the next round of cuts.

Of the state’s six chancellors, four — Mike McKinney ...

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