Student Employment Good for Now

Student Employment Good for Now

Many students attending the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point are not just on campus for class but also for work.

While the state budget reduction could have had a negative affect on student employment on campus this year, Amy Vida, vice president of the Student Government Association, said this is not the case.

Over summer, the Budget Review Advisory Committee invested $500,000 back in student employment after budget cuts.

“Every person in the Budget Review Advisory Committee spoke in favor of re-investing,” Vida said.

But many of the budget reduction solutions are only for the 2015-16 academic year. Suzette Conley, interim co-director for Dining and Summer Conferences, said the following year could still be greatly affected.

Dining and Summer Conferences currently employs 408 students and expects to increase that number by about 40.

“We don’t have specific numbers yet for year two of the 2015-17 biennium,” Conley said.

Conley said some strategic business decisions affected student employment, such as closing homegrown café during the summer months, as well as eliminating sushi production sales in the Dreyfus University Center food court.

Chris Slattery


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