Message to the Fredonia campus from Interim President Hefner
A message from Dr. Dennis Hefner, Interim President at the State University of New York at Fredonia, calling for peace and justice in our country:
“As an institution of higher learning, and as a community dedicated to the ideal of treating everyone with friendship and respect regardless of color, race, religion, gender or sexual orientation, we must continue to work for justice and peace, and the eradication of racial violence.
The death of George Floyd is another tragic reminder of the racial injustice that exists in this nation. We stand in support of the peaceful protests and in opposition to the racist comments and the mob violence that has occurred this past week. Our campus community will continue to work together to fight racial, social, and economic injustices to make a positive impact on our society, and live the words of Mahatma Gandhi to ‘be the change that you wish to see in the world.’”