By MEGHAN PIERCE
KEENE — A restructuring that will include a reduction in Keene State College staff and faculty was announced by college president Melinda Treadwell Tuesday.
In a meeting with staff and faculty in the Redfern Arts Center, Treadwell said Keene State plans to create two schools within the college one for Arts, Education and Culture majors and a school of Sciences, Sustainability and Health.
Treadwell said the number of positions at the college to be reduced would depend on who takes the college up on a buyout option she referred to as a “voluntary separation program” that would be offered to all benefited and tenured employees of the college.
The restructuring is aimed at balancing the budget, which requires a $5.5 million reduction in FY19, mostly due to declining enrollment.