The President’s Cabinet is committed to initiating and leading meaningful change and tangible actions to address racial justice on our campus.
Like the national movement taking place before our very eyes, TLU’s plan requires ongoing commitment and attention, beginning immediately. It will be revised and grow as needed. It will intersect with our University’s forthcoming Strategic Plan for 2020-25 and the TLU Diversity Committee’s Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Driven by a moral rather than political imperative, our work will be organized in three main categories.
On June 8, President Debbie Cottrell released a statement challenging the TLU community to take a stand and do more to identify and end systemic racism. In an op-ed piece written for the Seguin Gazette, Dr. Cottrell shared her hopes and expectations for the TLU community now and moving forward, noting the potential of TLU to be part of the solution to the problems surrounding us.
“We must be clear that Black Lives Matter, that we support and protect Black students, faculty, and staff who are members of the TLU community, and that we oppose police brutality and systemic racism,” Cottrell has stated.