At the June 9 Peninsula College Board of Trustees’ Meeting Resolution 2020-07 was passed, affirming the Trustee’s opposition to racially based inequity and violence, and affirming the college’s ongoing commitment to equity and inclusion.
“The Board felt it was important to make this statement, but more importantly, to encourage our college community to take concrete actions to address systemic inequity and institutional racism,” PC President Dr. Luke Robins said. “I join them in inviting the college community to renew our efforts in this vital work.”
The resolution appears in its entirety below.
STATE OF WASHINGTON
BOARD OF TRUSTEES, COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT NO. 1
A resolution condemning racial bias and violence, and affirming the College’s commitment to creating an inclusive and equitable college community
WHEREAS the Board of Trustees of Peninsula College are stewards of the college, with a mission of serving a diverse student body and a commitment to equity; and
WHEREAS racism and violence against blacks and all people of color continues to plague our nation; and
WHEREAS the killing of George Floyd has focused the nation’s attention on the persistent and often systemic nature of inequality; and
WHEREAS our college Guiding Principles make it clear that racism and violence against any ethnic, religious, or cultural group is antithetical to our core values and mission, and must not be tolerated;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, The Board of Trustees of Peninsula College affirms that they stand with Peninsula College in condemning such racism and violence, and pledges to support the college and its faculty, staff, and students in pursuing actions that seek to dismantle systemic inequity and bias, confront hate and violence, and more fully practice the Guiding Principles towards all in our college community.
ADOPTED by the Board of Trustees of Peninsula College, District No. 1, on this ninth day of
June in the year 2020.
Signed and Attested This Date:
Dr. Mike Maxwell, Chair June 9, 2020
Dr. Luke Robins, President June 9, 2020