UNLV President David Ashley announced in a staff memo Monday that 29 people were given "notices of non-reappointment." That follows on the heels of another 70 people who lost their jobs at UNLV earlier this spring as a result of the state's budget shortfall.
In an interview with the Gleaner, Ashley said some of the 99 total people who have been told they're out of a job were from the instructional staff, but most of them, including the 29 who were sent notices Monday, were from the ranks of administrative staff rather than instructors or professors (disclosure: Gleaner is married to one of the latter).
Ashely warned that more cuts could be coming down the pike. As a result of the latest round of state budget cuts ratified by the Legislature last week, UNLV will likely have to slice another 3 to 4 percent off the budget. Hopefully, those additional cuts can be achieved through measures such as buy-outs and early retirement, Ashley said.
Meantime Ashley also responded to parts of the Gleaner's snippy broadside the other day, in which the UNLV president was taken to task for, among other things, suggesting that Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki was "a great champion of higher education."