Thank UNM President Schmidly & Board of Regents for Support of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
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David Schmidly
UNM Regent
Don Chalmers
UNM Regent
Gene Gallegos
UNM Regent
Lt. General Bradley Hosmer
UNM Regent
James Koch
UNM Regent President
Jack Fortner
UNM Regent
Carolyn Abeita
UNM Student Regent
Jacob Wellman

Thank UNM President Schmidly & Board of Regents for Support of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    1. Christopher Ramirez
    2. Petition by

      Christopher Ramirez

      Albuquerque, NM

At the UNM Budget Summit and various other settings in the past year, UNM President Schmidly and the Board of Regents have been discussing cost containment as well as tuition and fee increases.

One of the possible savings proposed by the Board of Regents was to eliminate or merge the UNM Office for Equity and Inclusion because of pressure to reduce the number of Vice Presidents and because it's one of UNM's newest programs.

President Schmidly has been a supporter and founder of the UNM Office for Equity and Inclusion since before being appointed UNM President. He has told students and others, including in an Albuquerque Journal op-ed, that he sees OEI as central to UNM's core mission and values. President Schmidly also supports full funding for OEI at current levels.

At the UNM Budget Summit, the Board of Regents pushed for lower tuition and fee increases and further cost containment, including eliminating Vice President positions at the university.

Students for Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Social Justice are supportive of efforts to both preserve the UNM Office for Equity and Inclusion while at the same time keep tuition and fee increases low and affordable for New Mexico students and families that includes containing costs especially at the administrative levels. We feel all of these can happen at the same time.

Take a moment to thank the UNM President and Board of Regents for continuing to move forward and preserving the UNM Office for Equity and Inclusion, keeping tuition and fee increases low and affordable and containing UNM's costs especially at the administrative levels.

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    • Daniel Abeyta ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • over 3 years ago

      Thank you for taking the time to seek counsel, wisdom, and discernment from various leaders and students in the UNM community. I fully support this decision.

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      • over 3 years ago

      It is so important to conitinue to fund organizations like this because it helps the university maintain its diversity and allows it to celebrate it.

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    • Kristine Suozzi ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • over 3 years ago

      The New Mexico Health Equity Working Group thanks you for supporting the UNM Office for Equity and Inclusion.

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    • Margaret Salamon ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • over 3 years ago

      Thank you for preserving the UNM Office of Equity and Inclusion- this is an incredibly important for UNM students, faculty/ staff and the community!

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    • Joe'L Trujillo ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • over 3 years ago

      As Founding and Current President of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) UNM Chapter, I feel the Office of Equity & Inclusion is a vital foundation for organizations like me to help promote, assist and icnrease Hispanic & Latino participation and graduation rates at the University. To eliminate such an organization would be the epitome of all foolishness and reckless decisions the Board of Regents or any other enforcer could do at UNM. Please do not take away this program or Dr. Jozi de Leon - UNM needs them both!

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