President Schatzel joins colleagues across the nation in support of DACA Program and Undocumented Immigrant Students.
One of my Presidential Priorities is building a diverse and inclusive campus. A diverse and inclusive classroom and campus provides that our graduates have learned to both thrive and support others to thrive in an environment inclusive of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation and able-ness.I firmly believe that we cannot achieve a high quality educational experience without such a commitment to diverse experiences and perspectives in our university community. In a global economy increasingly characterized by multiculturalism, Towson University graduates who thrive and support others to thrive in a diverse and inclusive environment will leave our campus better prepared, and thus advantaged, for the world of work and graduate education.
In keeping with that priority, today I joined college and university presidents across the nation by signing the Pomona College statement in support of DACA Program and undocumented immigrant students. As a public institution of higher learning we will continue our commitment to all of our students whose diverse backgrounds greatly enhance our campus and most importantly our classrooms. Last week we also shared the University System of Maryland’s recent guidance related to undocumented immigrants on campus.
As our institutional mission states, "our graduates leave Towson University with the vision, creativity and adaptability to craft solutions that enrich the culture, society, economy, and environment of Maryland, the region, and beyond."
I look forward to the future contributions of our TU community that will result from this commitment.
Kim Schatzel, Ph.D.