April 20, 2021

Jessica Pope
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator

Statement From VSU President on Derek Chauvin Verdict

Dr. Richard A. Carvajal, president of Valdosta State University, issued the following statement regarding today's Derek Chauvin verdict:

“The death of George Floyd was a defining moment in the modern civil rights and social justice movements. It has forced all of us to confront difficult realities, and it has led to an awakening regarding race relations. I stand with our students, faculty, staff, and alumni today who continue to feel angry and hurt by the division in our country. It is my hope that today’s verdict is an important step toward ensuring that every life has value. I commit to you that VSU will continue our work to educate on diversity, enhance equity, and embrace inclusivity on our campus.”