The Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents has approved a 235 million dollar budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The operating budget amount is about one percent higher than a year ago. State appropriations for Eastern decreased six point four percent. The budget does not include an across the board salary increase for faculty and staff. It incorporates a five percent tuition increase for undergraduates in Kentucky.
In other business, the EKU board heard an enrollment report from Acting Vice President for Enrollment Management, Libby Wachtel. She said preliminary fall figures show undergrad enrollment up about one percent over the same time last year. In order to meet demand among incoming freshmen, Wachtel noted an additional summer orientation session was added for the first time in three years.