June 19, 2020
I have officially returned to work this past week in a limited capacity and wanted to thank everyone for the many emails, text messages, and telephone calls. I am following my doctor's guidance as well as my personnel home health care professional, Kamilo Ali Curry, and I am trying to limit my work-related activities. I want to thank Ms. Rachelle Sasser, Vice President of Human Resources, for her leadership in my absence.
Today is Juneteenth!, which is the holiday that marks the freedom of enslaved Black people in the United States of America. In light of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Rayshard Brooks, and others, many more Americans are observing this day. As I reflect on this day in history and the events of the past couple of months, I am reminded that there is still much work to do for the realization of freedom. This has been a long journey, and I want to remind everyone that we, as an institution, must remain committed to our student success and particularly Black student success. I have previously mentioned that as an institution of higher learning, we must remain committed to our mission statement and support the success of our diverse community. We also must remain committed to our students by protecting, honoring, and maintaining the integrity of their lives.
Please be safe this weekend,
Keith Curry, Ed.D.
(preferred pronouns: he/him/his)