As SJSU celebrates and honors its spring and summer graduates this week, we now do so with very heavy hearts. Our campus community feels deep sorrow, grief and anger on behalf of the innocent victims and loved ones killed in yesterday’s shooting tragedy in Uvalde, Texas.
Category Archives: Diversity
This weekend’s horrific shooting in Southern California
It pains me to write another message regarding a horrifying mass shooting. This one occurred over the weekend and targeted a Christian church in Southern California whose congregation is mostly of Taiwanese descent.
Another tragedy reminds us to care for each other
I write to you today with deep sadness. A horrific act of violence in Buffalo, New York compels me to speak to our campus community. There should be no place in our society for hate, especially hatred based on race, religion or place of origin.
Remembering Norman Mineta
We were saddened today to learn about the passing of Secretary Norman Y. Mineta, a friend not only to SJSU but to our entire nation for his many contributions. Secretary Mineta, a San José native, was a legendary, towering figure who made important, lasting, positive contributions to our region and country.
Supporting Our Students’ Basic Needs
During my time here at SJSU, one of the things that I have been most impressed with is the willingness of our students, faculty and staff to help each other. I share that same spirit, and one of my key goals as Interim President is to ensure that we are serving our students in the best ways possible, particularly their basic needs, and especially their need for housing security.