Creighton announces 66 nonteaching job cuts

Posted at 7:52 AM, Jun 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-16 08:55:25-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - Creighton University president Rev. Daniel Hendrickson announced in a letter Thursday that 66 nonteaching jobs had been cut. 

Hendrickson also announced he had frozen top administrators' salaries. 

The cuts make up five percent of the non-faculty workforce and half of the positions eliminated were vacant. Hendrickson said employees were given severance packages, paid benefits and support services.  

Hendrickson said last month that cuts were necessary for the university's long-term stability.