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Issue 6News

Program Review signals larger financial turmoil at Puget Sound

By Albert Chang-Yoo   The University of Puget Sound is undergoing a Comprehensive Academic, Administrative, & Auxiliary Program Review, a committee that began in Fall 2021 and will evaluate every academic department and program, non-academic revenue center (e.g. dining services), academic service center, and administrative service center. The full list can be found on the University’s website.     There are about 40 members on the Program Review Steering Committee representing Faculty, Staff, the Board of Trustees, Students, and Alumni. The University also hired Stevens Strategy, a higher education strategic consulting firm, to...
Issue 6News

Provost believes University strong despite financial hit 

By Albert Chang-Yoo   The University of Puget Sound is in the midst of a financial recovery process after 2 years of low retention, under-enrollment and staff turnover. According to Provost Laura Behling, the University is equipped to handle the tumult.    Behling was appointed Provost in 2019 by President Isiaah Crawford. Since then, University enrollment declined as the Covid-19 pandemic hit colleges nationwide. Enrollment dropped from 2,608 students in Fall 2019 to 2,130 in Fall 2020.      “Certainly the pandemic really changed our enrollment, but also I would say that it changed...
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