Saint Leo University announced a series of cuts Thursday “to improve efficiencies and enhance its future offerings for students.”
Among the cuts:
- The university, which is based in Florida, will no longer offer courses in Charleston, S.C.; Joint Base Charleston–Naval Weapons Station, S.C.; Columbus, Miss.; Corpus Christi, Tex.; and Jacksonville, Lake City, Ocala and Mayport, Fla. Students currently taking classes at these centers will be able to move to the university’s online program to continue their coursework.
- Six of its 23 NCAA Division II sports teams will be eliminated. The university did not name the sports.
- The university will discontinue three degree programs.
A total of 111 faculty and staff positions were eliminated, of which 27 percent were recently vacant.
The university plans to grow its bachelor’s degree program in nursing and many of the programs in its newly established School of Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Data Science.