A message from President Meehan on the death of George Floyd

Lee Pelton, the president of Emerson College, is a valued colleague. We recently served together on a forum examining the future of higher education. During these recent days, many have expressed pain, sorrow and outrage in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd, but few have done so as powerfully as Dr. Pelton has in this statement. My first action after reading it was to discuss this powerful and moving message with my two sons, and I recommend it to the UMass community and to all who will embrace President Pelton’s question: “What are you going to do?”

Related statements by UMass Chancellors:
UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy
UMass Boston Chancellor Katherine Newman
UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Robert Johnson
UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney
UMass Medical School Chancellor Michael Collins