Budget cuts compromise Pitt Titusville administration
Deep budget cuts have forced the administrations of two rural Pennsylvania colleges to combine. The University of Pittsburgh’s Titusville Campus will be run by administrators from the Bradford campus. The university announced the change in a written statement and said it was effective immediately. Early estimates of the number of jobs that will be lost are slow in coming, but a Pitt Titusville administrator told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette an early retirement program and job transfers are in the works to help prevent layoffs. Pitt Titusville president William Shields will now answer to the title “Associate Vice Provost.” Critics say the move is a blow to education in rural parts of the state.