Dear Potomac State Campus Community Members,
My thoughts are with all of you. Not only have we been dealing with the unrest and uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, we are also now dealing with the pain and anger over the senseless killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and others, as a consequence of the pervasive racism and bigotry in our society. As with you, I am deeply saddened and distressed by these events and we cannot tolerate the inhumanity that these actions represent.
As a campus community, however, we can make a difference. We must stand for inclusivity, justice, and equity for all. We must demonstrate our core values of respect, accountability, and appreciation. And, as Catamounts and Mountaineers, we must foster a positive, united, and welcoming campus community for all—for our faculty, staff, students, and community members. Through education, we can be the change we want to see.
My sincerest regards to all of you,
Jennifer E. Orlikoff