NKU's move to Div. I to cost an extra $3.5 million; president says it will be 'worth it'

12/09/2011 07:52 AM

Northern Kentucky University’s entrance into being a Division I school will mean about $3.5 million more in expenses that will be covered by a mix of athletics, ticket sales and university funding.

NKU President James Votruba said $1.5 million to $1.8 million will be shifted within the university to cover the costs. But he said he and the board of trustees evaluated whether the cost to jump to Division I and the Atlantic Sun Conference would jeopardize other university programs and functions. They determined it wouldn’t, Votruba said.

Votruba said the move will be advantageous to the university for myriad reasons:

About Don Weber

Don Weber joined cn|2 when it launched back in May 2010 and soon became a reporter for Pure Politics. He is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University and has spent many years covering everything from politics to sports. Don says he loves meeting new people everyday as part of his job and also enjoys the fact that no two days are the same when he comes to work. Don Weber can be reached at donald.weber@twcnews.com.

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