The University of Oklahoma has announced a reduction in force. About 50 employees have been laid off, mostly at the Norman campus, in a cost-saving measure.
"Moving toward a balanced budget is essential if we are to control tuition costs for our students, afford employee raises to ensure competitive salaries and be prudent stewards of taxpayer and donor funds," said OU President Jim Gallogly. "Tuition and fees increased almost 25 percent over the past five years, which is not sustainable. We must continue to grow a world-class institution focused on our students and their success."