School stung by state cutbacks

Under Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed education budget cuts, Lincoln University would take a big hit, and school officials have yet to figure out how to make up the shortfall.

If the proposed state budget is adopted as it is written now, education funding throughout the state will be reduced by 50 percent. For the historically black southern Chester County university, that would mean losing 10.8 percent of the school’s total operating budget or $6.8 million.

Taking into account a 3 percent inflation rate for next year, President Ivory Nelson said that amounts to $8.7 million he has to make up.
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