Possible $2M budget short fall for UH sports - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Possible $2M budget short fall for UH sports

Posted: Updated:

HONOLULU (AP) - University of Hawaii Athletics Director Ben Jay says the department is looking at a $2 million shortfall.

Jay cites a disappointing 1-11 football season and an inability to fundraise $1 million that had been counted on.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Thursday that possible moves to help reduce the deficit include layoffs of hourly paid workers and raising student athletic fees.

Students currently pay a per semester fee of $50, that contributes about $1.4 million a year to athletics.

Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple cleared the department of a nearly $15 million deficit last summer and gave the department three years to balance its $30 million budget or face cutting sports offerings.

Jay tells the university's Board of Regents that he's determined to balance the budget.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.