Lorie Leilani Shelley


Lorie Leilani Shelley is the parent of a current UP student. Photo courtesy of Lorie Leilani Shelley.

OPINION: A UP parent's reaction to the 2021 commencement decision

I am the parent of a UP student writing to support Cami Hughes’ thoughtful opinion piece on the decision to hold a virtual ceremony for the Class of 2021. By the time I saw her piece, I had already sent an email to Fr. Poorman questioning that decision, and followed up with a formal letter mailed to the University. Unlike Cami, when I learned of the decision I didn’t have a “mix of emotions”, I had only one: outrage.