SAC stands with our Asian, Asian-American & Pacific Islander communities
March 24, 2021
Dear San Antonio College Family,
The Alamo Colleges District stands in solidarity with our Asian, Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities after the horrific murders in Atlanta that claimed the lives of eight people, including six Asian women, and the anti-Asian hate speech and vandalism at the Noodle Tree restaurant in northwest San Antonio. These appalling acts are examples of the rise of pandemic-era hate crimes against Asians, Asian-Americans, and Pacific Islanders in Texas and across the country, but they are only the most recent in a long history of social and institutional racism against the Asian community.
The Alamo Colleges District condemns these acts and harassment, violence, and hate in every form. We are also committed to active anti-racism and to provide a safe, respectful, diverse, and equitable learning and working environment for the Alamo Colleges District family and the greater San Antonio community. We value our Asian and Asian-American communities. We are outraged. We mourn with you, and we are here to support you.
Students who experience or witness harassment, hate speech, or other unacceptable behavior, may contact campus police at 210-485-0099. Students may also report harassment, hate speech, hate crimes or related incidents to any faculty or staff member to receive assistance. If you are experiencing the impacts of racism or hate, our advocacy centers at each of our five colleges offer mental health counseling and support.
We ask our San Antonio College employees to please contact their supervisor, if a student reports harassment, hate speech, or other unacceptable behavior, and the supervisor will report the incident to the vice presidents and/or campus police (210-485-0099). Mental health and support also are available for employees through our free Employee Assistance Program with Deer Oaks. Employees may contact them at 866-327-2400 or go to their website at www.deeroakseap.com
Join with us in calling out and reporting acts of hate and supporting those who experience it.
Dr. Mike Flores, Chancellor
Dr. Veronica Garcia, President of Northeast Lakeview College
Dr. Ric Neal Baser, President of Northwest Vista College
Dr. Robert Garza, President of Palo Alto College
Randall Dawson, Acting President of St. Philip's College
Dr. Robert Vela, President of San Antonio College
If you need support, please do not hesitate to reach out to your Advocacy Center. You can find their contact information below.
If you need support, please do not hesitate to reach out to your HR Partner. Each college, including the District Support Offices, has an HR Partner ready to assist you. You can find their contact information below.
District Support Offices
Donn Kraft: firstname.lastname@example.org | (210) 485-0213
Ed Contreras: email@example.com | (210) 485-0216
Marina Peterson, ADA: firstname.lastname@example.org | (210) 485-0199
Jacob Wong, Work-study Students: email@example.com | (210) 485-0231
San Antonio College
Joffre Miller: firstname.lastname@example.org | (210) 486-0104
Palo Alto College
Lisset Carranza-Zuniga: email@example.com | (210) 486-3909
St. Philip’s College
Roberto Echevarria: firstname.lastname@example.org | (210) 265-9613
Northwest Vista College
Stacey Blum: email@example.com | (210) 486-4111
Northeast Lakeview College
Lori Manning: firstname.lastname@example.org | (210) 486-5368