ROANOKE — Roanoke College plans to eliminate the jobs of 14 employees and make other cuts to reduce spending by $6 million, the college announced Tuesday, citing financial losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The budget reductions, which begin Wednesday, also will include leaving open positions unfilled, suspending contributions to employee retirement plans and reducing salaries and operating expenses, according to a news release.
“The current devastating health and economic crisis require us to take these actions,” President Michael Maxey said in a statement.
The 14 staff positions are from several departments around campus, spokesperson Teresa Gereaux said. Likewise, operations budgets will be reduced across campus, not targeting a single area.