UP Staff and Faculty Accomplices


Following the resignation of three women of color from UP's higher administration, UP staff, faculty, students and community members call on UP leadership to demonstrate committed action for diversity and inclusion going forward. Image courtesy of Tate Harris.

OPINION: Open Letter to UP Administration

Within the span of three weeks, three women of color at upper ranks at the University of Portland have resigned, including the only woman of color on the President’s Leadership Cabinet. Given the stated commitment to antiracism in the June 12, 2020 email the three of you addressed to the University Community, and the Board of Regents’ ongoing investigation into allegations of racism, sexism, and tokenism in UP’s upper administration, we feel that the manifestation of this commitment requires urgent attention as it relates to University leadership.