Our university has a twenty-two year tradition of meeting or exceeding our annual Campus Chest campaign goal. Today we are just $3,000 away from meeting this year’s $620,000 goal. As we enter this holiday season, we are asking for all members of the campus community to consider making a donation of any amount to help us exceed this year’s goal.
I have said many times that our university exists to serve our students. I value each of you and it’s my job, along with other administrators, faculty, and staff, to make sure our students have the best possible learning experience. Recent events on our campus that involve hate speech, bullying, sexual assaults, homophobia, and racism are very troubling to me.
Senior Melina Gardner is a brave and ambitious young woman and a great example of our fast-growing population of veterans who need a different level of support to succeed. We’ve taken several steps to meet the unique needs of the 900 servicemen and -women and dependents now enrolled at UT.