Dean's Response to Reports of Racist Speech by a Faculty Member

I hear you.

Since late yesterday, I have received numerous reports about an incident involving a retired EHS faculty member. As you, I am deeply concerned and do not believe these alleged actions are in keeping with the core values, mission and vision of our college.

The EHS community supports protesters’ constitutional rights and we stand with them in their call for social justice and systemic change. Yesterday, we convened meetings of the College’s Diversity Task Force and the Institute for Community Justice and Wellbeing to create an action plan that will involve our curriculum, programming and our community partners. Together we will lead our community in efforts to address racism and other inequalities.

Dr. Michael E. Dantley

Dean, College of Education, Health and Society