U of M eliminates Office of Academic Administration

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The University of Minnesota is eliminating the Office of Academic Administration to save $1.6 million, WCCO said.
Robert Jones, head of the office, is leaving for a position as president at University of Albany in New York, the Pioneer Press said. His salary and benefits account for $414,300 of the $1.6 million, the Pioneer Press said.
"The office administers study abroad programs, international students, some research initiatives and the university extension service," WCCO said.
The equivalent of 4 1/2 full-time positions will be cut, WCCO said. The University intends to provide those employees with positions within the system, the Pioneer Press said.
The University has vowed to cut $28 million in administrative spending, WCCO said.
Michael McNabb, a member of the University's alumni association, reported to the Pioneer Press this was a beneficial initiative, but more work needs to be done.
"The excessive cost of administration is one factor for the skyrocketing tuition over the past decade that has imposed financial hardship on students and their parents," he said.

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