Herbert Medina


Fr. Mark Poorman, Dr. Herbert Medina and Dr. Eduardo Contreras respond to the open letter submitted by UP community members.

OPINION: An Open Letter to the UP Community

We thank you for your open letter published in The Beacon on January 14 regarding the recent departure of three women of color from leadership positions at University of Portland. While we are pleased that they are taking on exciting opportunities within new organizations, we agree with you that losing talented leaders with diverse perspectives is unfortunate for our institution. We assure you that even prior to receiving your letter, we were already engaged in discussions on the critical importance of equity and diversity in the searches we undertake, as well as our faculty/staff retention efforts.