UW Rock County is quiet in the days between commencement and summer classes, but Joel Frat still keeps an eye on campus.
"Being that it's our full-time job, we're here every day, you could said it's a home away from home, and we take pride in that," Frat said.
But for a custodian who goes beyond his job description and looks to protect students, he’s not feeling good about his job security.
“There are definitely going to be some cuts, some deep cuts. And how deep? We just don't know,” Frat said. “And that's the thing that bothers me the most and I'm sure a lot of people who are employed for the UW campuses.”
UW Rock County Dean Carmen Wilson said in her 20 years with the UW Colleges system, this cut is the most challenging yet. According to Wilson, the entire system of 13 campuses and an online program faces a $6.5 million cut. The Rock County campus’s budget alone: $6.5 million.