VCU to hire 94 professors, expand course sections

Associated Press - May 21, 2010 2:05 PM ET

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Commonwealth University plans to hire 94 professors and expand course sections for the 2010-2011 academic year.

The moves are included in an $829 million budget for the upcoming academic year that VCU's Board of Governors approved Friday.

The budget also includes increased financial aid to help offset tuition increases.

VCU says a loss of state and federal funding will create a $35.5 million budget gap over the next two years. The new budget contains funds to help prepare for the reduction.

President Michael Rao has appointed a task force to look for ways to cut operating costs.

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