“It’s up to all of us to ensure our country lives up to the ideals of a free and equal society, and there will be much that we will need to do in the coming months – as individuals and as a campus community.” – Heather Wilson, UTEP President
UTEP has a more than 100-year history of breaking down barriers, and this fund, created in response to the tragic death of George Floyd, will support diversity, inclusion and equity programming on campus.
Dr. Scott Hagan, President of North Central University, announced the creation of the George Floyd Memorial Scholarship at the beginning of the ceremony honoring Mr. Floyd’s life on June 4, 2020. He challenged other university presidents to create a similar fund in his honor.
UTEP accepted the challenge because good organizations always try to do better. We will remain true to our legacy by ensuring our students and our community have the opportunity to work together to continue to break down barriers and achieve justice and equality for all.