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Point Park University Lays Off 32 Employees

Point Park University in Pittsburgh is cutting 32 full- and part-time employees as part of restructuring spurred by declining enrollment.

University officials say the cuts amount to 3 percent of the school's workforce, but did not specify how the lay-offs were spread among faculty, administrators and staff.

Point Park President Paul Hennigan says the moves were a reflection of shifts in higher education.

Hennigan says in addition to cutting costs, the job reductions enable the university to "better invest and align resources to support the evolving educational needs of students."

The university welcomed its largest class of incoming freshman last year with 629 students.

Currently, the school's enrollment of 3,737 students is down nearly 3 percent from the 2013-2014 year.