Interim Chancellor Says It Is Too Costly To Continue
The interim chancellor of the University of Illinois has
recommended the elimination of the school's aviation program in a
In a letter dated on Thursday, Robert Easter said the program
was "expendable" as the school refined its focus on other areas of
study. The Associated Press reports that Easter said the school
could save as much as $750,000 by eliminating the program.
The letter did indicate that it might be possible to make a
non-degree aviation program work financially. He also called for a
public hearing on the recommendation, but has not yet set a date
for that event.