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May 24, 1996

Trustees OK $888 million budgets for 1996-97

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue University trustees today (Friday, 5/24) approved 1996-97 operating budgets totaling $888 million for the university's West Lafayette campus, three regional campuses and the Statewide Technology program.

The total represents an increase of 4.6 percent from last year's total of $849.3 million.

In presenting the 1996-97 overall budget, Kenneth P. Burns, vice president for business services and assistant treasurer, said: "As the second year of a two-year integrated budget plan, we are able to address inflationary budget pressures and undergraduate instructional needs while holding our student-fee increase to a 20-year low."

Purdue President Steven C. Beering said: "We are grateful that the 1996-97 budget will allow us to give merit increases that keep Purdue competitive and to address our ever-expanding needs for improvements in undergraduate computing capabilities, new innovations in teaching technologies, and state-of-the-art equipment that prepares our students for success in the workplace."

Operating budgets approved for the individual Purdue campuses and Statewide Technology, and the previous fiscal year's budgets, are:

Statewide Technology operates Purdue degree programs at 10 sites around Indiana.

The university's operating budgets consist of four major budget groups:


Sources: Steven Beering, (765) 494-9708; home, (765) 743-9933

Kenneth Burns, (765) 494-9706; home, (765) 463-7821; Internet,

Writer: Ellen Rantz, (765) 494-2073; home, (765) 497-0345; Internet,

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