SPRINGFIELD — Western New England University offered employees a voluntary buyout Wednesday.
The voluntary separation program offers employees severance packages in exchange for them leaving their jobs.
Brian Zelasko, director for media and community relations at Western New England University, confirmed that the offer is on the table for university employees. But he had no details to offer.
The university, which until 2011 was known as Western New England College, has 220 full-time faculty and 450 full-time staff members, according to its website. The university also has 140 adjunct faculty members who are typically hired by the semester.
Western New England has 3,955 students from 40 states and territories and 26 foreign countries. That number includes 2,575 full-time undergraduates, 155 part-time undergraduates, 360 law students and 565 graduate students and adult learners.
There are 300 students in Western New England’s pharmacy program. The pharmacy program began in 2011 and is located in the $40 million Center for the Sciences and Pharmacy building, which opened in 2010.
The university also has under construction a $21 million, 70,000-square-foot, four-story dining commons.