student walking by Dillon HallThe UWindsor administration will produce a balanced budget to meet funding pressure with minimal impact on students, staff, faculty, and programs, says interim president Douglas Kneale.

Budgetary adjustments subject of presidential message

UWindsor interim president Douglas Kneale has a plan to address a $10 million shortfall in the University’s revenue with minimal impact on students, staff, faculty, and programs, he wrote in a message to the campus community Wednesday.

The provincial budget set out a 10 per cent reduction in tuition fees for domestic students, which will mean a loss to UWindsor of about $10 million in the 2019-20 year.

Dr. Kneale expects to present a balanced budget to the Board of Governors in May, reflecting an enrolment increase of an additional 100 first-year undergraduate students, 200 international Master’s students, and a raise in most tuition fees for most international students.

“Given our strong application numbers…, we feel confident that we can admit these additional students,” Kneale wrote.

His message also discusses internal adjustments to meet inflationary pressures, and the government’s move to tie funding to performance outcomes on several metrics. Read the entire communiqué on the presidential communications website.