If you can’t hit folks in the wallet voluntarily, it’s good to have a backup checkbook that’s mandatory.
ECU students could face a new student fee of $75.00 a year to help fund the athletics department.
… Senior Associate Athletics Director Lee Workman says the fee increase will help offset an athletics budget shortfall for the 2019-2020 school year projected at $2 to $3 million.
Gosh, how could that have happened, Lee?
He says that declining football ticket sales have contributed to the shortfall. Workman says, “We’ve had some declining revenue, to be honest, over the last couple of years, so that’s added to the financial strain. And so while we continue to build those back, and we will, that’s our plan. Student fee is a part of that as well as other funding sources we’ll be looking at.”
He’s got a plan, kids. That’s gotta help, right? What do you figure the odds are that if, by some miracle, the department gets itself back in the black some day, it’ll drop the new fee?
Chalk it up as an educational experience.