Message From Chancellor Ford
Students and Colleagues,
As the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department investigation continues into threatening messages found on the University of Wisconsin-Parkside campus last week, we remain committed to the safety, health, and well being of all our students.
As we begin to focus on the necessary healing process, I want to reinforce that hate of any nature WILL NOT be tolerated on our campus.
I'm proud that our campus community came together to take a stand against hate and intolerance. You, along with members of the communities we serve, have demonstrated our fundamental belief that diversity and inclusion are hallmarks of UW-Parkside and efforts to diminish or damage that are completely unacceptable.
In the past few days I, and members of my administration, appreciate the courage and candor of our students as we have listened to them, and learned from them. The confession from the student does not mark the end of this story, but rather a continued emphasis on efforts to have our campus remain one that respects and celebrates diversity.
I have repeatedly told our students that the university's commitment to creating an environment where they can learn and grow in safety has never been stronger. The solidarity of our campus community during the past few days has reminded me of why I am so proud to be a part of the UW-Parkside campus community.
Now, more than ever, I ask for your continued support of and respect for one another as we begin the healing process, and as we continue to focus on making the University of Wisconsin-Parkside a great place to learn and live.
On behalf of the entire UW-Parkside campus community, I deeply appreciate the efforts of the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department, UW-Parkside Police Chief Jim Heller and his officers, and UW-Milwaukee Police Captain Al Days and officers of the UWM Police Department.