The Lakeland Mirror

Student employment cut

Students+are+losing+opportunities+for+campus+employment.
Back to Article
Back to Article

Student employment cut

Students are losing opportunities for campus employment.

Students are losing opportunities for campus employment.

Breanna Rae Weber

Students are losing opportunities for campus employment.

Breanna Rae Weber

Breanna Rae Weber

Students are losing opportunities for campus employment.

Romain Johnson II, Staff Reporter

Over the past year, Lakeland College has made many changes regarding student employment.

More and more positions have disappeared or hours have been cut for new and returning students, which has drawn a lot of attention to the Lakeland Community according to Career Connect.

Rose Provencher, manager of student employment, said she understands where the students are coming from with the situation, and feels empathetic, but also understands, that as a college, we are trying to be “fiscally responsible.”

The decision to cut hours or reduce positions was made by the Lakeland College leadership executive team. This team consists of the president and the vice presidents of the college.

“We are trying to decrease overall expenses, and many of our local employers are in desperate need of people to work for them, which can have an extremely positive impact on the students,” said Carole Robertson, the chief financial officer.

Lakeland told managers to cut 10 to 25 percent of overall student hours, and it was up to the managers to cut employees hours and keep the same number of employees, or cut employees and keep the same amount of hours.

Even though these changes have happened to the student employees, tuition has been going up by the year.

According to Robertson, the reason behind the high tuition raise is the needs for improvement that the college is facing.

For example, the computers in the computer labs have a new look to them. The roofs on Verhulst and the suites have also been improved.

Other projects are in the works for improvement as well. To repair Old Main it costs up to $1.4 million. The windows also need to be replaced in WAK, which costs around $145,000, and another $110,000 for the softball field.

“I feel that the changes the college has made are not beneficial to the students of Lakeland College,” said Becky Schmidt, senior business management major.

“It’s unfair to cut employment without giving them other job opportunities, especially for those with the work study program,” said Stephanie Burgardt, junior English major.

If students have any questions regarding employment, Provencher is always available in her office located in the basement of WAK from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Leave a Comment

The Lakeland Mirror editors invite readers to comment on all articles. Comments will be moderated by editors. Inappropriate or libelous comments will not be published.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




*

Navigate Left
  • Student employment cut

    Art & Features

    Intramurals at Lakeland

  • Student employment cut

    Art & Features

    Dan and Nick Koerber: Using Robots to Help Individuals with Autism

  • Art & Features

    Diversity Center Grand Opening

  • Student employment cut

    Art & Features

    Linda Tolman: Celebrating 50 Years with Lakeland University

  • Student employment cut

    Events

    Zumba Night

  • Student employment cut

    News

    Art Gallery Preview

  • Art & Features

    Reentry into Life After Prison

  • Student employment cut

    Art & Features

    Abolish Human Trafficking

  • Student employment cut

    Art & Features

    Little Shop of Horrors Feature

  • Student employment cut

    Art & Features

    David Simon

Navigate Right
Official Lakeland University Student Online Newspaper.
Student employment cut