Our state senator recently wrote a guest column for the El Paso Times.
In it he stated that the new UTEP president “is not representative of this community”.
What is he saying?
Is it because she is from out of town? Is it because of her political party affiliations? I hope that he does not mean that her ethnicity should disqualify her.
He further stated that he looks forward to working to see “that the campus remains free, open and embracing of El Paso’s diversity.”
It seems to be that these two points contradict each other. Doesn’t diversity require variety in who works there?
It is troubling to me that the senator chose to vent publicly instead of through channels. What do we gain when our state senator openly attacks our university president simply because he thinks she is not representative of our community?
We deserve better