Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2017 4:28 PM
President Trump’s actions this past week regarding Mexico and toward immigrants from NW Africa and SW Asia have caused great consternation within our nation and within the community of students and scholars who are not citizens.
Today the University of Michigan issued a statement of support for its international community, one that made clear that it would continue to adhere to its policies of non-discrimination. It can be found at: http://president.umich.edu/news-communications/on-the-agenda/protecting-the-interests-of-our-international-community-of-scholars/
I urge in the strongest terms that Washtenaw Community College adopt a similar statement. Please let us be among the leaders in saying that we will not tolerate this intolerance.
Dr. David J. Fitzpatrick
Washtenaw Community College Education Association
UPDATE: President Bellanca responded to Dr. Fitzpatrick on Sunday morning (11am) stating that an official statement will be released on Monday.
Below and as a link, you will find information regarding David’s remarks to the Board of Trustees from January 24, 2017. The Trustees also named Diana McKight-Morton as Board Chair for a two-year term.
- Welcome to the new Board members. David invited all of the Board members to visit us on campus. We are happy to talk about what we do.
- The WCCEA wishes Barry Wilkins well in his retirement and so value the impact he has had on this campus.
- David noted that the Dean of Inclusion and the VPI search are still in flux. The faculty are anxious to have permanent staff in these positions.
- David discussed the enrollment numbers. Please see the attachment.
Please see the link for David Fitzpatrick’s comments.
Only one week before election day. Enjoy the latest edition of For the Record.
The recording of the meeting will be available at the following link (usually within a week after the meeting)
Here is the latest edition of For the Record. It includes information about the Board of Trustee candidate endorsements. Thanks to AFSCME and WCCESP for partnering on this process.
Please feel free to share this with members of the other unions on campus.