People are concerned and frightened. The Board hears this, the administration hears this. We know the University needs to communicate better and do better. Over the previous few weeks, we’ve heard from stakeholders during these unprecedented times, students, faculty, administration, staff, GEO, RAs, parents and our community as a whole. We’ve heard your concerns, and we will continue to listen. 

We appreciate the effort of everyone to make our community safe. We are committed to following the science and utilizing the very best public health, medical, and scientific resources, and we will continue to adjust as the facts and science dictate. 

And we will continue to confront these challenges on our campuses together. Our Board supports President Schlissel and the administration as they continue to lead our University through these tremendous challenges. We know that the President and the Administration will continue to listen and adapt through these challenges, honor our common values and advance the mission of the University.