Press Release for Tuesday, April 21, 2020
UNF President Szymanski to take 15% salary reduction and significant reduction in president’s office budget to help fund scholarships
Director, Media Relations
– The University of North Florida
announces that President David Szymanski will take a 15% salary reduction in FY
2020 and the President’s Office will have a 65% reduction in its operating
budget for FY 2021 to further assist students in need.
these two funds will create more than $250,000 in new student scholarships and
need-based aid in alignment with UNF’s unwavering commitment to student
success. Funds will also help partially offset increased costs incurred due to
the COVID-19 pandemic.
University continues to be laser focused on assisting with the financial and
other immediate needs of our fellow Ospreys. Today more than ever, we must make
the sacrifices necessary to ensure that our students can complete their
education. Now is the time to give back,” said UNF President Szymanski. “Our
goal remains one of pursuing the steps necessary to ensure UNF remains
affordable and accessible to current as well as prospective students. This new
scholarship fund is being created to play a critical role in easing financial
hardships for our many students and their families.”
cost savings measures apply only to the President’s salary and the President’s
Office and no additional measures are being implemented at this time. The
university is continually exploring cost savings opportunities as part of a
broader financial due diligence.