On Friday, I shared my thoughts with faculty and staff about how we will move forward to create a safe, just, and equitable campus at the College of Health Sciences. Loss of human rights for one is a loss for all. Our next steps will be thoughtful and purposeful as we work to enact meaningful change at CHS.
It is my hope the actions we take will not be confined to our buildings and classrooms — they should also be carried out by all members of our community in minds, hearts, and homes. To do this, we must acknowledge we have been part of the problem whether voluntarily or involuntarily. Now, it’s time for all of us to become the solution.
Our tactics to confront this enemy must be both sustainable and systemic. Therefore, we are implementing the following actions immediately:
I will share more details in the coming days and weeks as we plan to reinvent normal for our campus this fall. We are one community, and everything we do must reflect this promise.
Dean of the UK College of Health Sciences