“It is truly a tragedy what has occurred in Newtown and the thoughts of the entire Southern University at New Orleans community are with those families and all affected by this horrible moment in our nation’s history. Our schools, no matter the level of education should be safe havens where students are taught how to make their dreams into reality and not to have them snuffed out. We stand with those who wish to see an end to the violence that has plagued far too many cities across the country, including our home here in New Orleans. As educators our greatest role is to inspire our students and to show them that the path to success in life and as a contributing citizen to society does not include the use of violence. ”
Victor Ukpolo, Ph.D.