Statement on violence and hate against Asian and Asian Americans

A statement from the Seattle Pacific University Senior Leadership Council:

We are deeply saddened by the senseless killings in Atlanta. We are hearing the hurt, outrage, and fear from many of our Asian and Asian American students, faculty, and staff, and we pledge to stand together so that our brothers and sisters do not carry this burden alone. All acts of racism are rooted in sin, and we pray for an end to these acts of violence.

SPU Professor of Psychology Paul Youngbin Kim’s op-ed in The Seattle Times last week is a strong reminder about the "sense of urgency to make more intentional efforts in our families, neighborhoods, and schools to better support Asians and Asian Americans."

In prayer and love for our community,

The Senior Leadership Council

Dan Martin, President
Laura Hartley, Provost
Sandra Mayo, Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence, Chief of Staff
Louise Furrow, Vice President for University Advancement
Nick Glancy, Assistant Vice President for Risk Management, University Counsel
Lisa Ishihara,. University Chaplain
Jeffrey Jordan, Vice Provost for Student Formation and Community Engagement
Craig Kispert, Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration
Nate Mouttet, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing
Stephen Newby,. Senior Advisor for Missional Excellence, Director of the Center for Worship
Cindy Price, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Micah Schaafsma, Assistant Vice President for Information Technology

Posted: Wednesday, March 17, 2021