In an April 20 email to campus, Chancellor Ronnie Green voiced support for the guilty verdict of Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd and outlined supports/resources available to students, faculty and staff.
“Today’s guilty verdict against Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd has brought some measure of justice for a horrible crime,” Green said. “Yet, it does not erase the trauma and pain felt by communities of color and the frustration felt by many of us at the injustice done. For too many and for too long, calls for justice have gone unanswered while race-based violence and systemic racism continues.”
Green urged members of the campus community to seek outlets for self-care, to learn more or to engage with others. Those resources include the Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services’ Dish it Up conversation series, tips on how to protest safely and links to counseling services.