Tuesday, June 2, 2020

A Message to our College Community

A message to our college community

Dear Chandler-Gilbert Community College Community, 

In these troubling times, we have witnessed multiple instances of violence toward African Americans in our country including the recent death of George Floyd in Minnesota. My heart is heavy experiencing the pain and hurt reverberating across the nation and our state, filling communities with fear and uncertainty. 

Too often this story has played out in our nation. Too many lives have been needlessly lost. We have seen the impact of systemic racism in our country and in our community. We acknowledge as a College that this has impacted the lives of our students, faculty, and staff and has caused feelings of anxiety, trauma, and anger. 

I am heartened that so many in our community have spoken up, sending a message of love and support to our hurting colleagues and students. CGCC’s values have never been more important, and I am asking you to join me in a commitment to putting our core values of diversity, inclusion and integrity into action. ​We ​stand in support and solidarity with all of our community and will not tolerate racism and acts of hatred. 

For our students, if you need someone to talk to during these challenging times, we have professional counseling faculty available at each college to listen and assist you. 

Together, we will ensure our values envelop all members of our college community. Please look for more information soon on our next steps, including details on upcoming listening sessions opportunities with faculty and staff at CGCC. 


Dr. Greg Peterson, President
Dr. William Guerriero, Vice President of Academic Affairs
Veronica Hipolito, Vice President of Student Affairs
Jenna Kahl, Associate Vice President of Community Relations
Bradley Kendrex, Vice President of Administration and Finance
Dr. Bernadette La Mazza, Associate Vice President, Business Operations
Dr. Felicia Ramirez-Perez, Dean of Enrollment Services
Gabriela Rosu, Dean of Instruction, Academic Affairs
Chris Schnick, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Academic Affairs
Dr. Anne Suzuki, Dean of Student Development

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