MRU president clarifies budget concerns for 2016

March 29, 2016

Mount Royal University President David Docherty has issued a statement to address concerns about budget cuts at the institution. While admitting that communication around the new budget could have been clearer, Docherty emphasizes that a recent request for MRU’s academic faculties to review their budgets was intended to help rationalize proposed budget increases, not cuts. Docherty notes that the university has experienced “increased optimism” in light of Alberta’s commitment to PSE. That said, he adds that MRU is working to account for $7 M in proposed budget increases while maintaining a balanced budget. “Budget planning will continue in good faith, in collaboration with our community and more information will be shared in the coming weeks,” he concludes. CBC | Calgary Herald | MRU