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.
It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly three months since I joined San José State University as interim president. As I’ve very much enjoyed listening to members of our campus community and learning about this incredible university, it feels like a great time to offer a report of sorts on what I’ve observed.
For the third year in a row, we are being invited to participate in the City of San José’s annual Resident Satisfaction Survey. I hope you’ll join me in taking this survey, as it exemplifies our role as an engaged partner in San José.
Today, University Police Department took into custody an unaffiliated adult who was on campus shouting anti-Asian and anti-gay slurs and verbally threatened at least one faculty member. At this time, the individual is in custody, will be charged with resisting arrest and disturbing the peace, and appeared to show signs of alcohol intoxication. I want to thank the faculty, staff, students, and our University Police for their response and allyship on the scene.
Today, I am pleased to share the Report and Recommendations from the Task Force on Community Safety and Policing. It is a comprehensive and thoughtful work, one that provides an important framework for addressing critical issues of campus safety and policing.