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SCC’s Statement on President’s Executive Order

Paul Illich
SCC President, Dr. Paul Illich

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, 

Last week, the White House issued an executive order that restricts or blocks nationals from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen from entering the U.S.  We have employees, students and families in the communities we serve who hail from, or have personal connections to, these countries.  

 As an academic institution and as a community, Southeast Community College welcomes and supports the participation of students from around the globe. The College currently has students representing 19 countries outside the U.S.  Inclusion is one of our Core Values. It reads, “Promotion of opportunities and advancement for a diverse and dynamic student, faculty/staff, and community population through the creation of a positive, compassionate, and reflective culture.” Additionally, one of SCC’s goals within its 2015-19 Strategic Plan is to promote cultural understanding and enrichment through global and diversity education opportunities.  

SCC is proud of being an open access institution, and is committed to creating a supportive, inclusive and welcoming college for all. The perspectives, experiences and contributions of our students and employees with international ties greatly enrich our community and broaden our educational experiences. We embrace a culture of reflective and transparent communication, and compassion and respect toward the views and ideas of others. To this end, I encourage everyone to be mindful and reflective of our unique and critical role of promoting open access to a learning experience that transforms and empowers our students.

Paul Illich



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