A Message from President Johnson –

To the University of Nevada, Reno community:

As we mourn the loss of lives at The Living Tree Synagogue in Pittsburgh, we express our sorrow and outrage at senseless violence directed toward people of one religion.

But what can we do about it? First, be watchful and aware of friends and colleagues most affected by fear and emotion related to this incident; let them know your personal support of them and encourage counseling, if appropriate.

Second, use the opportunity offered by this University to study and work with people of many different backgrounds; listen and seek to understand what is important to them and seek value in their ideas and contributions.

Third, provide leadership for inclusion throughout your lives; each of us, as citizens and colleagues shape our culture.

Marc A. Johnson, President
Office of the President/001
201 Clark Administration Building
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557-0001
Phone: (775)784-4805
E-mail: marc@unr.edu

From the Division of Student Services –

The shooting in Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life (L’Simcha) synagogue this weekend is a senseless tragedy incited by ignorance and hate. As leaders of Hillel, SAEPi sorority and AEPi fraternity at UNR, please know that you, your members and your families are in our thoughts as you deal with the impact of this recent violence. The Division remains committed to rejecting such bias and to combating such hate through education and actions that bring about understanding, awareness, and empathy.

Your Division of Student Services is here to help you, especially in these times. YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

Shannon Ellis, Vice President of Student Services
elliss@unr.edu 784-6196

Jerry Marczynski, Associate Vice President, Student Life Services
marczyns@unr.edu 784-1471

Melisa Choroszy, Associate Vice President, Enrollment Services
choroszy@unr.edu 682-5907

Kimberly Thomas, Dean of Students
kimberlythomas@unr.edu 682-6846

Cindy Marczynski, Director of Counseling Services
cmarczynski@unr.edu 784-4648

Sandra Rodriguez, Director of the Center for Student Engagement
srodz@unr.edu 784-6589

Jose Miguel Pulido Leon, Director of The Center. Every Student. Every Story.
jpulidoleon@unr.edu 784-4336

Megan Pepper, Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life
meganpepper@unr.edu 784-1191