LAKERS TOGETHER: Grand Valley is preparing for successful learning experiences when classes resume on Aug. 31. Learn more about the plan for fall in this handbook.
June 04, 2020
Faculty and Staff,
Our nation and community are hurting. In particular, our Black community is hurting. It’s a hurt that many of us cannot comprehend. It’s a hurt about more than Minneapolis police officers and George Floyd; it’s racialized trauma that is generations old perpetuated by systemic and institutionalized racism. While many colleagues are having feelings of exhaustion and desperation, Grand Valley must be a community that cares for one another. Today, let’s work extra hard to show that care – particularly to our Black students, faculty and staff. Care can take many forms, including:
To our Black colleagues: We see you. We hear you. Grand Valley is Grand Valley only because of you.
Maureen Walsh, Associate Vice President for Human Resources
Jesse Bernal, Vice President for Inclusion and Equity & Executive Associate for Presidential Initiatives