Cash-strapped NJCU suspends staff credit cards, announces other spending restrictions - world cultures

Cash-strapped NJCU suspends staff credit cards, announces other spending restrictions


Ben Durant

Ben Durant, New Jersey City’s chief financial officer, center, explains the school’s structural deficit at the June 27 Board of Trustees meeting. Looking at Chairman Joe Scott, left, and Vice Chairman Luke Visconti. (Photo by Haresh Oudhnarine for NJCU Gothic Times)

New Jersey City University has suspended school credit cards for all employees in an effort to rein in spending that faculty critics have called an “abuse of taxpayer money.”

Chief Financial Officer Ben Durant announced Thursday night a few cost-cutting steps — including halting all non-essential expenses and meals provided to employees related to campus events — in an email to the NJCU community.


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