I Hear You, I See You
I hear you! I See you! These two powerful statements are applicable to all parts of campus and impact our interactions with each other.
- To our Faculty who thrive in the classroom where your teaching inspires students, and who now must find new ways to foster community: I hear you. I see you.
- To our Classified Professionals on the frontline, serving our students on a daily basis, who now must find different ways to connect with students: I hear you. I see you.
- To our Administrators whose work hours are anything but typical, and whose tasks at this moment are anything but routine: I hear you. I see you.
- To our students who risk losing so much from jobs, homes, and the ability to buy food, all while to trying to meet the demands of life and school: I hear you. I see you.
- To all who feel broken, hurt, and violated by the actions of those who deny our civil liberties: I hear you. I see you.
- To all our employees and students of color who feel unheard, who feel marginalized or tokenized, I know we can do better: I hear you. I see you.
Change cannot wait for life to “return to normal.” In this urgent time, I call the campus to our decision-making principles as we contemplate making the changes our students deserve:
- Do what is best for our students.
- Address social justice and equity.
- Find a way to “yes”.
- Be a beacon of hope.
As president, it is my privilege to hear you; it is my privilege to see you; and it is our privilege as a campus to create positive change for all. We are MJC STRONG!