Nova Southeastern lays off 101 admin staffers to cut expenses

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Nova Southeastern University cut its administrative staff with 101 layoffs on Friday, but no faculty members lost their jobs, officials said Saturday.

The reductions affected 2% of the 5,000 employees at the private university based in Davie.

“Nova Southeastern University is repositioning itself in an increasingly challenging and competitive higher education landscape,” said Brandon L. Hensler, executive director of public relations and marketing communications.

He told the South Florida Sun Sentinel that the layoffs were aimed at reducing expenses in a way that would not hurt “the quality of academic programs, student services and safety.”

“One way this is being achieved is by eliminating some administrative positions across the university, primarily in middle management and administrative support functions,” Hensler said.

The job duties of the affected employees are being shifted to remaining staff. The individuals who were laid off are receiving severance packages, continued health insurance benefits, and career transition services, Hensler said.

NSU’s total enrollment is about 22,000 students, including those taking classes full-time, part-time and online in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs.

mjfreeman@sun-sentinel.com, 561-243-6642 or Twitter @marcjfreeman



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