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Jan. 31, 2017MARYVILLE, Mo. |  By: Coffey

Northwest budget and student immigration update

Higher Education institutions in the state of Missouri are being asked by Governor Eric Greitens to significantly reduce their fiscal year 2017 budget. Northwest Vice-President of Finance Stacy Carrick said the request did not come as a surprise to Northwest officials.

Northwest Missouri State University President Dr. John Jasinski said the University needs to cut $2.3 million in the current fiscal year. He said this is not business as usual and added that there is no question that these cuts hurt. He also said the University is anticipating the need for further cuts to the upcoming 2018 fiscal year budget.

Responding to a different issue -- President Trump's recent executive order on immigration -- President Jasinski sent out an email to University personnel yesterday saying all students are welcome at Northwest. He said Northwest shares a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and added that the University supports enhancing national security, but believes a ban on immigration requires more discussion and thought. Jasinski also said Northwest needs to ensure every member of the University community feels "safe, respected and welcome."