Dear Lumberjacks,

We are all deeply saddened by the events that took place on campus yesterday. This is a time of great sorrow and it is still difficult to comprehend.

Community and unity are so much a part of our campus culture, and I want to share my heartfelt appreciation with the Lumberjack family for coming together with compassion during this time.

I also want to extend my sincere appreciation to the greater Flagstaff community for its support and assistance. We are truly fortunate to live in such a close-knit, caring community.

We continue to send our sympathies to those affected by this tragedy. We ask that all be respectful of the privacy of the families involved, and we are mindful of the ongoing nature of the law enforcement investigation.

I would also like to remind everyone of the many resources and services we have available on campus to help us through this time. You may find additional information here.

We are planning a campus gathering at the time we had originally planned a campus forum Tuesday, Oct. 13. Details will follow.

Sincerely,

Rita Hartung Cheng
President