Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Foothill-De Anza Community College District: "the preservation of democracy requires vigilance"



from Post-election, local educational institutions emphasize inclusion

Judy Miner, the chancellor of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, sent a message to faculty and staff Wednesday about both the local and national election results, drawing their attention to one phrase in the district's recently revised mission statement: "developing a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California."

"We are equally committed to an equitable and just future for the United States of America and we strive towards that end guided by our moral compass and living our core values," Miner wrote. "The work we do is affirming; it is healing; it celebrates the triumph of the human spirit. We will stay the course because that is who we are."

Foothill College's new president, Thuy Thi Nguyen, who is thought to be the first Vietnamese-American community college president in California, also sent a message to the Foothill community.

"We do not need to go far, with many countries represented at Foothill, to know the preservation of democracy requires vigilance," she wrote.

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