Trying to meet budget demands and keep tuition costs low, Pennsylvania College of Technology has confirmed the elimination of 19 full-time positions and a decision to not fill 46 positions that have been vacant the past year.
The layoffs are effective June 30 and will save the college $1.02 million, according to a statement released by President Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour.
The statement goes on to say two part-time positions also were eliminated and five more positions were being considered but those individuals decided to resign before being laid off
Gilmour also said in her statement 46 positions - 11 of them faculty - that were vacated since July 1, 2011 will no longer be filled. This action will save the college an additional $3.59 million.
Gilmour cited level funding from the state, a decrease in enrollment and a 20-percent increase in health care as reasons cuts were necessary.
Watch for a full report in tomorrow's Sun-Gazette.