Northern Lakes passes balanced budget but makes cuts

May 22, 2015

Alberta's Northern Lakes College has approved a balanced budget, but not without some cuts and restructuring. Two low-enrolment programs have been suspended, and two campuses have been closed. A number of departments have also been restructured, and several staff positions were eliminated. The budget allows the college to invest in new programming and enhance service delivery. It will also provide for the creation of new positions that will support the college's sustainability and provide opportunities for staff to transition to vacant positions. Board chair Daniel Vandermeulen said, "we have focused on becoming more efficient and more effective through this process and we have a broad goal of ensuring that Northern Lakes College remains a financially sustainable institution." Northern Lakes News Release