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Message on the 2016 Election

In the wake of the recent presidential election, I know there is uncertainty and consternation among many members of the School of Education community.  The hate-crimes that have transpired and the feelings of insecurity that have developed since November 8, 2016 provide educational practitioners, leaders, and researchers an opportunity to publicly reaffirm our commitment to diversity and inclusion. The School of Education has a long commitment of cultivating an inclusive environment and has proudly served as an advocate for vulnerable populations. I join with the Committee on Diversity in reminding the SOE community that our School is a place where the safety, dignity, and respect of all identities is welcomed and prized. The School of Education is proud of being a diverse and welcoming place for students, faculty, and staff with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We remain absolutely committed to supporting all members of our community as articulated in our Mission and Core Commitments.

Joanna Masingila
Dean, School of Education