Friday, December 09, 2005

Storm Funds

Three junior colleges and a university in Mississippi have received funds from money raised by former Presidents Bush and Clinton to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Pearl River and Mississippi Gulf Coast community colleges each received $750,000 — the maximum amount a two-year institution could receive — and Jones County Junior College received $400,000.

The University of Southern Mississippi received $1.5 million — the maximum available to four-year institutions. Officials from William Carey College — also a grant recipient — said they were unsure about the exact amount they would receive.

From The Clarion Ledger.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Post-Katrina Budgets

Things aren't looking good for the community colleges in South Mississippi.

Community colleges affected by Hurricane Katrina face a looming cash flow crisis that could result in personnel cuts as early as the spring, leaders of area two-year institutions said Wednesday.

“Six months out, am I going to be able to keep the lights on and pay salaries?” Pearl River Community College President William Lewis said during a meeting with the editorial board of the Hattiesburg American.