VP Message- Reminder to support each other through difficult times

October 17, 2019

Dear Division of Student Affairs team,

Recent events in the news, including the trial and conviction of a former Dallas police officer in the murder of Botham Jean and this weekend’s tragic death in Fort Worth following another officer-involved shooting, have reopened and, in some cases, worsened the wounds felt by many of our students, faculty and staff.

Let’s remember to support each other and our students as we move through difficult times. A kind ear and supportive spirit can sometimes go a long way for someone who is in distress.

As you feel it is appropriate, please direct students to our Counseling and Testing Services staff.

Also, please remember that as staff members, we have access to UNT’s Employee Assistance Program, which provides support to you and your family members for a variety of stressful events.

Elizabeth With, Ed.D.