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St. Edward's University laying off 95 employees amid coronavirus pandemic

St. Edward's announced an institution-wide restructuring in nine departments, according to the Statesman.

AUSTIN, Texas — St. Edward's University will lay off 95 employees on May 31 citing coronavirus-related revenue loss as the reason.

According to the Austin-American Statesman, the university's president, George E. Martin, said in a letter to the community that St. Edward's has been "profoundly and negatively impacted by COVID-19 pandemic in virtually every aspect of operations, from classroom instructions to athletics programs to facility management."

According to the Statesman report, St. Edward's employees said at a virtual meeting on May 12 that officials announced an institution-wide restructuring in nine departments, including the following:

  • Academic affairs
  • The president's office and campus ministry
  • Student affairs and athletics
  • Marketing and communications.

Additionally, some minor and major degree programs were eliminated and some positions in purchasing, human resources and the university police department have been eliminated, according to the Statesman.

The school is expecting a 12% enrollment revenue decline next year.

In a layoff notice submitted to Texas Workforce Commission, the university said the school is not closing but that the layoffs are permanent. 

You can read more about the university's restructuring here.

Attn: Layoff/WARN101 E. 15th Street, Room 440TAustin, Texas 78778-0001warnletter.central@twc.state.tx.us ("University"). The affected employees work at the University's facility located at 3001 S.Congress Avenue Austin, TX 78704. Due to unforeseeable changes to the University's business and operational demands related toCOVID-19, the University plans to lay-off approximately 95 employees.

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