has announced that it is cutting three full-time positions from its payroll.
President Mary Ellen Jukoski said in a statement that the college has closed positions in admissions, advancement, and human resources. Jukoski said the decision was made to restructure staffing in different areas of the school.
The statement went on to say that the college remains committed to serving the student population, including its services addressing students with learning disabilities. Mitchell College restructured its academic support program in April in an effort to better serve students.
“Mitchell College is committed to planning for a sustainable future in a changing higher education landscape, a process that requires continual review of current services to students and ongoing fiscal responsibility,” said Jukoski. “This was not an easy decision for the college administration, but a focus on merging high standards of service with effective budget management necessitated taking a hard look at where the institution could find efficiencies. We are grateful for the service that our employees provide to Mitchell College and its students.”
According to the college's website, academic support services include the Bentsen Learning Center, which provides personalized support for students with ADHD or other specific learning disabilities, and Disability Student Support Services, which aim to provide students with disabilities equal access to programs and activities.
According to , about half of the two dozen employees in academic support services at the school were laid off as part of the April restructuring.