The University of Georgia received most everything administrators requested from the Georgia General Assembly this year, but have placed new restrictions on hiring employees and travel anyway, afraid that a weakening economy will hurt state revenue.
“Basically, everything that we were sort of expecting or hoping for was funded,” said Tim Burgess, UGA’s Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration.
UGA President Michael Adams issued a prepared statement of gratitude to elected officials.
“I want to thank the governor and our friends in the legislature for their support of the university and the system,” said Adams. “Despite a difficult set of funding issues, UGA projects were supported by people on all sides.”
The state legislature approved money for an average 2.5 percent pay raise for UGA employees.