To our WSU community:

We are shocked and horrified by the antisemitic graffiti and damage to the Holocaust memorial at Temple Beth Shalom in Spokane on Monday. While this desecration did not take place on our Spokane campus, we join our Jewish friends and neighbors as well as the greater community in denouncing these acts in the strongest terms possible. That this hate crime occurred just two weeks after International Holocaust Remembrance Day intensifies the depth of our anger.

As a Cougar Community, we do not tolerate hate or hate crimes. Acts and expressions of antisemitism undermine the educational process and directly contradict our core values. We want to show our support for our Jewish community, as they should not be afraid to be who they are. We join so many others in our community in standing against this type of hate and divisiveness. We remain hopeful that those responsible for this are held fully accountable for their intolerable acts.

A number of University-provided counseling services are available to those who may need them, including the Employee Assistance Program (employees statewide) and campus-specific services available to students: Pullman, Everett, Spokane, Tri‑Cities, and Vancouver.

Sincerely,

Kirk Schulz
President

Elizabeth Chilton
Provost and Executive Vice President

Asif Chaudhry
Vice President for International Programs

Pat Chun
Director of Athletics

Dave Cillay
Vice President for Academic Outreach and Innovation and Chancellor, Global Campus

Mike Connell
Acting Vice President of WSU Advancement and CEO of the WSU Foundation

Daryll DeWald
Vice President of Health Sciences and Chancellor, WSU Health Sciences Spokane

Theresa Elliot‑Cheslek
Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer

Mary Jo Gonzales
Vice President of Student Affairs

Sandra Haynes
Chancellor, WSU Tri‑Cities

Christine Hoyt
Chief of Staff, Office of the President

Chris Keane
Vice President for Research

Colleen Kerr
Vice President for External Affairs and Government Relations

Mel Netzhammer
Chancellor, WSU Vancouver

Stacy Pearson
Vice President for Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer

Sasi Pillay
Vice President for Information Technology Services and Chief Information Officer

Paul Pitre
Chancellor, WSU Everett

Phil Weiler
Vice President for Marketing and Communications