Reflections on Recent Events and Building an Inclusive Community

Category : Research Park
Posted on: June 4, 2020

We at the Research Park have observed with deep distress and concern the events of the past week – notably the tragic death of George Floyd, and the unrest in our community and nation.

We wanted to make sure that the Research Park community was aware of the statements from University of Illinois President Tim Killeen and  University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Chancellor Robert J. Jones, which were disseminated to faculty, staff and students.

Research Park is committed to the principles in these campus statements. We value inclusion. We value celebrating our differences. Innovation cannot exist without a diverse array of voices and experience.

We reaffirm our commitment and responsibility to build a community where everyone feels a deep sense of belonging, and will do our best to continue to foster that environment.