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This is a challenging time for our university and our country as we seek to confront issues of racial injustice with greater commitment for real change than we have evidenced in past efforts. KSU is approaching this with sincerity and intentionality. The university is gathering information from stakeholders across both campuses regarding previous experiences and potential solutions. Though this hard work is not occurring at every university, we feel strongly that we must collectively address racial injustice in ways that may make us vulnerable in the short run but will make us stronger in the long run.

The Presidential Task Force on Race will be providing a set of recommendations for change when their work is completed. Occasionally, there will be events that frustrate our campus community which can only be addressed within the confines of legal requirements. Though we continue to operate in a society with ongoing incidents of racial injustice, we ask that you partner with us in this transformational work. This work will take some time and patience, and we are grateful for those willing to offer all partners grace as we forge ahead.

Pamela Whitten
President
Sylvia Carey-Butler
Chief Diversity Officer
Eric Arneson
Vice President for Student Affairs

Presidential Task Force on Race Underway

President Pamela Whitten set forth our charge to action in her recent statement to the university community. “Let us move forward with compassion as we recognize that we are collectively responsible for pursuing real change.”

Kennesaw State University fully supports and values an inclusive, welcoming, and affirming community with visible and meaningful representation of diversity. We seek to promote a climate of civility and respect where diversity of ideas, expressions, and viewpoints are welcomed.

Therefore, President Whitten has established the KSU Presidential Task Force on Race. Kennesaw State is committed to protecting the rights of all to ensure that each person in our community is empowered, valued, and respected for their contributions to the mission of this university.

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