Community college announces staff, faculty layoffs

November 21, 2019

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire community college plans to eliminate 10 positions in response to the continued decline in student enrollment.

New Hampshire Technical Institute announced the decision to lay off several positions on Monday, creating concern at the college.

The Concord Monitor reports the layoffs will take effect on Dec. 27 and will include senior professors in the departments of English, education, accounting and social science.

College President Gretchen Mullin-Sawicki says the decision was “very painful, but unfortunately necessary to create a more sustainable institution.”

Mullin-Sawicki says the two-year school has a total enrollment of 4,640 students, roughly an 8% decline from this time last year.

Student body president Eynas Jarrar says she plans to write a letter of concern to the administration regarding the layoffs.