By Paige Waterhouse 

University administration announced several policy changes Tuesday afternoon, including a hiring freeze, salary freeze and senior leadership pay cuts, in response to significant financial losses in the academic and health departments amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Specific details of these changes were emailed to employees in a statement co-written by University President Jim Ryan, Provost Liz Magill, Chief Operating Officer J.J. Davis and Dr. K. Craig Kent, executive vice president for Health Affairs.

“The global economic and public health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to have the most disruptive consequences of any downturn any of us has experienced in our lifetimes, reshaping how the University undertakes its missions of teaching, research, service, and patient care,” the statement read.

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