July 31st, 2015
Staffing cuts, some so targeted and deep that entire departments have
disappeared, have left some local clergy, homeowners and educators
wondering if the University of Akron is still part of the surrounding
UA trustees voted Monday to cut 213 positions, and the
employees were either given two-week notices or escorted immediately off
campus Monday and Tuesday.
One department — Off-Campus Student
Services — with its community outreach effort and assistance to students
with housing issues was not spared.
When UA cut its baseball team, Off-Campus Student Services stepped in to help the players.
say they will miss what the department did to help build the
university’s relationship with the community and efforts to support the
safety and welfare of the surrounding neighborhood.