Kent State University hoping to avoid layoffs despite $110-million loss from coronavirus pandemic reports Kent State University leaders will use salary cuts and other short-term financial adjustments to tackle a multi-million dollar hole brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

But, for now, layoffs are not planned.

For the next fiscal year, Kent State will temporarily reduce salaries for employees who make more than $38,000 and who are not represented by a union, according to the measure passed by the board. At the end of fiscal year 2021, university officials will review the salary adjustments to determine if they will continue through fiscal year 2022.

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