University of Minnesota Addresses Admin. Budget

By KBJR News 1

March 11, 2013 Updated Mar 11, 2013 at 6:41 PM CDT

Minneapolis, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The President of the University of Minnesota was in front of the legislature today to defend the systems funding request of $1.2 billion over the next biennium.

President Eric Kaler says the board of regents is looking for ways to more effectively utilize their administrative budget.

This comes after an article in the Wall Street Journal in December which used the University as a case study in administrative bloat at American Universities.

The University hired a consulting firm to analyze their administrative costs.

The analysis shows that the university's organization is sound, but there is room for improvement.

"This is an institution that is more effective and more efficient than it has been, but it is an institution that can certainly become more effective and more efficient and that's my goal," said President Kaler.

A full study of the university administration departments is expected to be complete by the end of summer.

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