Following the Portland State Board of Trustees’ June 11 vote to approve the University Public Safety Department Management and Implementation Plan, Associated Students of PSU President Dana Ghazi and Vice President Davíd Martinez released the following statement:
“Students during finals week have had a big decision made for them by the PSU Board of Trustees. We did not succeed in postponing the vote, and while we always knew it would be a difficult case to make in such a short timeframe, we feel strongly that it was an effort worth taking in light of the many concerns we heard from students.
“We appreciate and value the input made by all trustees throughout this process. We also recognize that this was not an easy decision, with three trustees—including both the student and faculty member—voting against the plan. Moving forward, ASPSU will be playing an active role in the candidate selection process for campus safety’s new oversight committee and will continue to listen to all student perspectives on this issue while working towards a smooth transition.”
More information about ASPSU can be found at aspsu.pdx.edu.