University of Maine Augusta Facing Budget Cuts 

The University of Maine System recently announced it has a 36 million dollar budget gap to fill.

The University of Maine at Augusta is proposing 3 million dollars in cuts to help with that shortfall.

UMA president Allyson Handley says 24 full and part time positions will be eliminated. She says 14 of those are either vacant or will become vacant.

33 additional staff will have their hours reduced.

UMA will also phase out its associate degree programs in nursing and veterinary technology.

Food service on the Augusta campus will be reduced, and the men’s and women’s soccer programs will be cut.

Also, in person summer courses on the Bangor campus will only be offered during the first summer session.