10 programs slated for cuts may be saved at Southern Miss

By The Associated Press

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi’s academic program appeals committee has recommended retaining 10 academic programs that were slated to be cut for the 2011-12 academic year.

The Hattiesburg American newspaper reports that President Martha Saunders will examine the recommendations and make the final decision on the fate of the programs. Retaining the programs would result in 15 faculty positions being saved.

The committee recommended eliminating 13 other programs.