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June 3, 2020

Dear Red Raider Family,

I begin this message acknowledging its length, and I ask your patience as I find it necessary to cover many points and steps that must be considered as we move forward. It has taken me several days to gather my thoughts and find an appropriate way to address our community. I write to you today with honesty and candor, reflecting on our individual and collective accountability, giving a glimpse into the work ahead while recognizing the complexities of the time and the issues at hand. I appreciate you allowing me to share this message with you.

On Saturday, May 30, 2020, President Schovanec issued a letter to our Texas Tech University family addressing the brutal murder of Mr. George Floyd in Minnesota. I echo President Schovanec's commitment, and I am devoted to engaging, supporting, and celebrating our community through diversity, equity, and inclusion. The recent acts of racism and racial violence are extremely upsetting and heighten the concerns of so many in our community. These acts violate everything we stand for as a Red Raider community. As your Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, it is my responsibility to foster community-wide conversations and ensure that we are focused on education and action that creates a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. Working together over the last 2 years, we have begun to make progress addressing the complex questions of racism, justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Working together, we have developed new resources, programs, and events for our campus and community. Read More »

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If you have any questions or are unsure how to move forward, please let us know and we will guide you through.

Contact Us Here: 806-742-7025 | diversity@ttu.edu

Dr. Carol A. Sumner
Chief Diversity Officer & Vice President
Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Jade Silva Tovar, M.Ed.
Senior Director
Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


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The Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion provides k-12 programming designed to engage students at a younger age and inspire them to achieve higher education. These efforts are key to the growth of our community, as students get an opportunity to participate in hands on activities and explore Texas Tech University's campus.
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The Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion promotes cross-cultural awareness through educational collaborations with faculty and staff to train students for ethical leadership for a diverse and globally competitive workforce.
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