Chancellor Jim Woodward released a statement Thursday afternoon regarding the budget. NC State has been planning for cuts as much as 18 percent. Here’s part of his statement:
I also will be meeting with members of the General Assembly to deliver a message in tune with [UNC System] President [Erskine] Bowles’ to minimize cuts and their impact on delivering a high quality education. Re-establishing lost trust with the political leadership is also an important task for me. Fortunately I’ve been in the state, I’ve been a chancellor, I know many of the political leaders, and I would hope they would see me as someone they can trust. And I am going to commit to them that they can trust me and trust the excellent people that do the work of this university.