Already Struggling, Virginia State University Seeing Enrollment Decline

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Virginia State University is seeing another sharp decline in student enrollment — and the revenue they bring to campus.

Interim President Pamela Hammond will have to make up for a loss of between $2.1 million and $3.4 million as a result, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.

The school’s board of visitors met Thursday. There, they learned that spring enrollment could be short between 379 and 629 students. The exact number should be known by the end of next week.

Hammond took over as interim president from Dr. Keith Miller after he announced his resignation as the university’s president in September 2014. The school says they’re hunting nationwide for a new president.

Hammond has frozen hiring, restricted spending and has considered furloughs.

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