Our nation recognizes February as African American Heritage Month, a time for all of us to honor and celebrate the many contributions and social strides African Americans have made in our country and abroad.
Montclair State University joins in this celebration. African Americans and other people of African ancestry serve on our Board of Trustees, faculty and staff, and are well represented in our student body. They have enriched our campus community with excellent leadership, intellectual growth, artistic achievements, and cultural pride.
Montclair State acknowledges the many contributions that African Americans have made in our society and reaffirms its commitment to equal opportunity and diversity by providing educational and employment opportunities to members of this group, as well as the larger population, and by supporting their many endeavors on campus.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Susan A. Cole, President of Montclair State University, hereby proclaim February 2000 as African American Heritage Month at Montclair State University, and I encourage our entire campus community to join proudly in this celebration.
SUSAN A. COLE
January 27, 2000