- The Washington Times - Monday, September 14, 2009

Virginia’s state-supported schools will lose about $194 million, or 13 percent to 15 percent of funding, under cuts proposed last week by Gov. Tim Kaine.

Some schools are already looking to bridge the gap. The College of William & Mary, the second-oldest college in the nation, is considering stepping up the push for gifts, grants and alumni donations.

“We’ve got to be allowed by the state to earn more money. We’ve also got to do a better job of attracting gifts and grants,” William & Mary President Taylor Reveley said at a campus forum. “We have over 85,000 alumni who received splendid William & Mary educations and have a great loyalty to the university.

“We can do it. Last year, W&M; raised more money than ever in the 317-year history of this institution.”

A look at the proposed cuts per school:

• Virginia Commonwealth University, $25.1 million.

• Virginia Tech, $21.8 million.

• University of Virginia, $19.2 million.

• George Mason University, $17.6 million.

• Old Dominion University, $14.2 million.

• James Madison University, $9.9 million.

• Radford University, $6.4 million.

College of William & Mary, $6 million.

• Norfolk State University, $5.2 million.

• Virginia Tech Cooperative Extension, $4.5 million.

• Christopher Newport University, $3.5 million.

• Longwood University, $3.5 million.

• Virginia State University, $3.3 million

• University of Mary Washington, $3 million.

• Virginia Institute of Marine Research, $2.8 million.

• Virginia Military Institute, $1.8 million.

• Richard Bland College, $683,772.

• Virginia State Cooperative Extension, $108,484.

• Virginia Community College System, $45.7 million (Northern Virginia Community College’s share is $5.5 million.)

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