CFCC Faces Increased Enrollment, Under Staffing, And $1M Budget Cuts
Central Florida Community College President Dr. Charles Dassance met with his board of trustees Tuesday to discuss budget cuts.
"Like everyone else, we're struggling with the budget," he said.
Dr. Dassance says that during the recession no one is exempt from budget cuts and that he has reduced the CFCC budget by $1 million.
Dr. Dassance says that more changes may come even if state lawmakers figure out what they will give to state colleges. However, cut backs for CFCC will only come at the expense of jobs that are already open.
The cuts will come from positions that the college won't fill either through retirement or hiring freezes.
Dr. Dassance is facing several issues Enrollment for the college is up and more students are requesting financial aid.
"The demand on the financial aid office, as you might expect, has just been phenomenal. We're going to give those people some help to process all of the applications that they're getting," he said.
Students are impatient as they wait to see if they will get accepted to CFCC and more staffing is what CFCC needs says students.
“I have my fingers crossed. I hope we can meet what I think is going to be a significant demand on our enrollment this year,” said Dr. Dassance.
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