Message to the VPA Community from Dean Michael S. Tick

Dear VPA Community:

I’m writing to you this evening as a follow up to my November 13 message regarding VPA’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and providing a safe and supportive environment for our students. Over the past several days I have listened to and talked with a number of VPA students; I also met with students at the Barnes Center at The Arch Thursday, yesterday, and tonight. In order to provide our students with additional time and space to share their concerns or ask questions, I have cancelled my meetings for the next three days so that I can offer the extended office hours listed below. My office is located in Room 200 Crouse College; no appointment is necessary.

  • Tuesday, November 19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

I welcome this dialogue as we continue to work to combat issues of racism, bias, and all other forms of discriminatory behavior on our campus.


Dean Michael S. Tick