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A Message from the Chancellor Regarding Derek Chauvin

Tuesday, April 20, 2021


To our STLCC Community,

Today, Derek Chauvin, former Minneapolis police officer, was found guilty on all charges and convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd. The verdict was swift and just, and while we are relieved, we understand that there is still much to be done to eliminate inequality, discrimination and flaws in the criminal justice system. At STLCC, we are listening.

The College strives to serve as a safe environment where we can find solutions to social inequities and expand educational access for all. We continue to stand as a welcoming hub to all who seek an education, a career change or workforce training.

St. Louis Community College understands our place in the region and feels the urgency to recognize George Floyd and continue our work to build a more equitable and just society.

We understand that this is an overwhelming and traumatic experience for so many of our College community. Please be sure to acknowledge your emotions and feelings, and take care of yourself. If you need help in this moment, please use the student counseling resources, or the employee assistance program, talk to a trusted family member or friend, but take care of yourself.


Jeff L. Pittman, Ph.D.

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