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September 19, 1997

Trustees OK $932.9 million budgets for 1997-98

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue University trustees today (Friday, 9/19) approved 1997-98 operating budgets totaling $932.9 million for the university's West Lafayette campus, three regional campuses and the Statewide Technology program.

The total represents an increase of 5.1 percent from last year's total of $880 million. The university also has received a one-time state appropriation of $4.54 million to spend on technology needs for 1997-98.

In presenting the 1997-98 overall budget, Kenneth P. Burns, vice president for business services and assistant treasurer, said: "As the first year of a two-year integrated budget plan, we are able to address inflationary budget pressures and apply significant resources toward our continuing technology-related expenditures."

Purdue President Steven C. Beering said: "We are grateful that the 1997-98 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:

'97-'98 Recurring '97-'98 Non-recurring '96-'97 Recurring
West Lafayette $785,553,289 $3,566,268 $751,041,859
Calumet 55,279,406 402,077 50,870,216
Fort Wayne 64,325,452 128,647 60,862,599
North Central 20,913,462 448,959 18,678,606
Statewide Technology 6,841,838 6,590,810
Statewide Technology operates Purdue degree programs at 12 sites around Indiana.

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

Sources: Steven C. Beering, (765) 494-9708
Kenneth Burns, (765) 494-9706; e-mail,
Writer: Jeanne V. Norberg, (765) 494-2084; e-mail,
Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096; e-mail,

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