Message to Students: Staying the Course, Staying Connected

Friday, September 18, 2020

Dear Fellow Gators,

I am sharing this video message with you today now that we have had a week to digest the expected but unfortunate news indicating the Spring semester in the California State University will overwhelmingly be held remotely.

There are many questions to be answered as we construct our plans, but I want you to know that I share your sadness at the situation in which we find ourselves. Our decisions will be driven, as they have been since March, by the ultimate goal of preserving the health and safety of our campus community.

Nothing I can say will bring us back together sooner, but we can all work together to help make it happen by following the guidelines put forth by experts and keeping ourselves safe until we are on campus together again. Meanwhile, we will continue supporting you as you progress toward your degree. Please know that your faculty, and all of us, continue to work hard to improve our remote instruction and find other virtual ways of staying connected. As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts—how can we do this even better? How can we help you succeed?

Stay safe and healthy.

Best,

Lynn's Signature

Lynn Mahoney, Ph.D.
President