As he put it in his presentation (published by the Sun):
We will retain current faculty and staffing
levels and thereby preserve our educational
and research mission
While no one can be certain of what this year will hold, it is important that academic leadership is setting priorities -- and those priorities are academic ones.
He also praised faculty and staff for our "work ...to minimize [the impact of] budget cuts" on our students and university community.
The Faculty Alliance naturally joins in these sentiments.