On Friday, April 17, at an all-employee meeting, Greenville College President Ivan Filby discussed plans for a reduction in force to take place at the college June 1. The reduction will directly affect approximately a dozen staff positions.
President Filby told WGEL that, though painful, the reduction in headcount facilitates a realignment of budgets to meet strategic goals and ensure a better future for Greenville College:
In a statement, the college said this decision follows an effort to exhaust all other avenues, including 20 months of concerted campus-wide cost-cutting efforts, reduction in non-salary budgets by $3 million dollars over the past two years, nearly $1 million in open positions that will not be filled next year, review of the costs associated with retaining programs with low enrollment, review of outsourcing options, and reorganization of the college’s senior administrative leadership team.
Filby told us affected employees will be members of the college’s support staff and all will receive a severance package:
You can view Greenville College’s strategic plan on their website at greenville.edu/plan.