Non-faculty staff laid off from Canisius College

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – As part of cost-cutting efforts, Canisius College says it has reduced “non-faculty administrative and staff positions.”

Officials say laid-off employees are receiving a comprehensive severance package.

Several reports indicate the college is offering early retirement packages to faculty members age 62 or older working in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education. In all, 45 professors could be affected.

A statement from Canisius on Monday indicates the college is “diligently working on reducing expenses in light of lower projected enrollment for 2014-15 academic year” and that the layoffs and buyouts are necessary because of the “changing demographics and the national trends facing higher education.”

The college did not release how many layoffs were made on Monday, though News 4 has learned at least 10 employees were affected. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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