Office of the Chancellor

A Message from Chancellor Sartarelli

May 25, 2022

Dear Campus Community,

Over the span of 10 days, mass shootings have taken numerous lives including 10 African Americans shopping at their local supermarket in Buffalo, NY, a parishioner at the Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian church in southern California, and now, 21 children and educators at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.

Our hearts break for the families who have lost their loved ones and the communities and our nation reeling from these devastating acts of violence. The impact of these senseless acts will be felt for years to come.

Members of our campus community may be experiencing a high level of stress because of the recent violence. Our students can seek help and support through the Counseling Center. Faculty and staff can access counseling services through the Employee Assistance Program.

We mourn with the families and communities and condemn the recent violence and hate crimes that have occurred across the nation.


Jose V. Sartarelli