TIPPECANOE COUNTY Purdue boosts budget request

Purdue University plans to seek an additional $14.7 million when it submits its biennial operating budget request to the state in the fall. Purdue’s board of trustees approved the initial projections June 20.

The additional appropriation for 2009-2011 represents a 4-percent increase over the prior two-year period.

Included in the request is $9.5 million for research support for fiscal year 2010.

The request also includes funding for an increase in resident student enrollment at several campuses, plus money for the annual debt service on bonds issued for new buildings.

Purdue also seeks funding for additional faculty positions, infrastructure and student support services in the school’s expanded technology program.

Purdue’s larger budget request does not include cost increases for salaries, medical insurance and other recurring operating expenses due to inflation. The Indiana Commission for Higher Education makes its recommendation to the state for those costs.


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