Ashland, OR -

Southern Oregon University President Mary Cullinan says it will start cutting some faculty and programs next year in a process known as retrenchment, which permits cuts outside the faculty union contract

Cullinan announced the cuts Thursday and said the goal is to trim $3 million to $5 million over the next three years to follow budget policies.

The Mail Tribune reports the cuts will follow rankings that listed programs from highest to lowest priorities.