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.
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.
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.
On September 25, after thoughtful consideration and discussions with my family, I made the decision to step away as president of San José State University at the end of the fall semester. I truly love this university and believe this choice will allow the focus going forward to be on our talented, diverse, and outstanding campus. I will conclude my tenure as president on December 21, 2021.
Hello, members of the San José State campus community! I am delighted to welcome all of you to the Fall 2021 semester. And what a semester this promises to be! I, for one, am very much looking forward to the repopulation of our campus and getting back to some semblance of pre-pandemic normalcy.