Posted at: 11/02/2012 1:31 PM
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The University of Minnesota plans to close its Office of Academic Administration and save about $1.6 million.
University officials says the school will divide the duties among other departments.
The office administers study abroad programs, international students, some research initiatives and the university extension service. The equivalent of 4 ½ full-time positions will also be cut. The man in charge of the office, Robert Jones, is taking another job as president of the University of Albany in New York.
The university's budget plan trims $28 million in administrative spending over two years.