Convocation: Graham talks university’s future

By: Taylor Fulkerson ~Managing Editor~ President, Fr. Michael Graham, S.J. spoke to faculty, staff and students on Feb. 2. He explained the still-developing Xavier Way initiative, the current budget issues facing Xavier and the university’s plan for tackling the future. The Xavier Way is an initiative that will be a strategic map, but not plan (which would focus on specific initiatives and their achievement) that guides the university forward for decades to come. The Board of Trustees approved the plan late last year, noting that the most important measure to strengthen the university is to enhance the sense of mission … Continue reading Convocation: Graham talks university’s future

Administrators announce details of budget shortfall

By: Taylor Fulkerson & Justin Worthing ~Managing Editor & Staff Writer~ University administrators announced the size of the fall’s pending budget shortfall and the strategies employed to ameliorate it this week. According to a letter from President, Fr. Michael Graham, S.J., addressed to “the Campus Community,” there is a potential budget shortfall of approximately $8 million for this fiscal year. Graham’s letter, published on Oct. 23, addressed concerns over the shortfall. The amount of the potential shortfall “was determined by using our known enrollment/net tuition results to-date and forecasting the spring semester and upcoming summer period from the existing results,” … Continue reading Administrators announce details of budget shortfall

Graham announces budget shortfall

By: Taylor Fulkerson ~Managing Editor~ President, Fr. Michael Graham, S.J. announced that the university would undergo another budget shortfall this academic year during the University Convocation on Sept. 8. Graham noted that there was a budget shortfall for the summer period, and “that there is going to be a shortfall in the fall, and that that will be several orders of magnitude larger than the summer numbers. We don’t yet know what those numbers are going to be exactly because of a variety of reasons,” he said. Graham addressed faculty, staff and students, explaining university projects and goals for the … Continue reading Graham announces budget shortfall