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Dean's Message

Our vision is to produce a cadre of professionals who will be trained not only to advance their career goals, but to contribute immensely in advancing the policy issues that relate to equity, justice, fairness and freedom in the community and in the nation.  As President Emeritus Barack Obama once said, "The arc of  the moral universe may bend toward justice, but it doesn't bend on its own."

Graduates of our progams will be urged to commit to contributing toward bending the arc to lasting justice, fairness, equity and freedom.  Another powerful voice that spent his lifetime bending the arc to justice and freedom was the great President Emeritus --Nelson Mandela for whom the college is named after when he toned:  "I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and achieve.  But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die."  There can be no better & stronger examples of the clarion call to fight for service, freedom, and justice. The experiences of the United States from 2016 - January 6, 2021 provide examples in real time why we need to reconnect to bending the arc toward justice, fairness, equity, and freedom in our communities and the nation.

Dr. Damien D. Ejigiri, Dean