Dear Capitol Tech Community,
Capitol Technology University strives to provide access, opportunity, and success to students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds by fostering an inclusive campus environment. Recent events which displayed racial injustice have deeply affected members of our campus community from all races, nationalities, genders, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic strata.
While we continue to navigate the effects of COVID-19 at a distance, we are united by our mission “to educate individuals for professional opportunities in engineering, computer and information sciences, and business.”
As an institution of higher education founded in 1927, particularly one with a majority-minority campus population, our values are founded on the principle that all individuals deserve the same opportunities and have a right to pursue their dreams in a safe and supportive environment as evidenced by our many successful graduates from all backgrounds who serve as industry leaders. This cannot be achieved without recognizing the current treatment of black people in this country. A problem cannot be solved if it is not acknowledged.
One of Capitol Tech’s main visions for the future is to continue to be and increasingly become “an organization that engages the global community, through educating international students, coordinating with educators, and supporting multinational professional associations.” Through this vision and the other institutional values we use to guide our pathway toward a more equitable future, our community remains connected, strong, and united. We promise to continue to provide high quality degrees desired by industry employers to any Capitol Tech student, ensuring all graduates have access to a great career and successful future.
As our campus, communities, and country forge a new path toward the future amidst this challenging situation compounded by COVID-19, let us move forward with respect for all people.
Brad Sims, PhD
Capitol Technology University