By Chuck Samples/KVOE News
Posted March 15, 2013

Emporia State University is planning for several budget scenarios, according to President Michael Shonrock.

On the ESU Buzz this week, Shonrock said the university is trying to factor in costs such as personnel, utilities and health care at a time when higher education could see flat funding or up to a five-percent cut.

“We’re reviewing every area of the university. We continue to look at opportunities for savings and revenue sources,” Shonrock said. “We have not determined what the tuition and fee structure will be next year for Emporia State University,” he added.

The budget situation puts more of an emphasis on recruiting and retention. Spring enrollment was up over last year, and the university is now preparing for Hornet Connection this month, where current students and community members call incoming freshmen to welcome them to ESU. Postcards are also written to prospective students encouraging them to attend. Hornet Connection is March 25 at the Memorial Union Webb Hall.