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BSU Values - Equality for All

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution abolishing slavery, President Obama averred, "We betray the efforts of the past if we fail to push back against bigotry in all its forms ... To rise above the cynicism and rise above the fear, to hold fast to our values, to see ourselves in each other, to cherish dignity and opportunity not just for our own children but for somebody else's child."

Mindful of President Obama's call, and in response to national and global statements of intolerance and bigotry and acts of violence, the Bridgewater State University community has come together to reaffirm its own values of diversity, inclusion and equality for all. Initiated by a group of caring and committed BSU faculty, the community crafted a statement recommitting ourselves to these values. The president and the Board unanimously adopted as an official statement of the university the following:

"In response to growing and widespread incivility, bigotry, and hostility, we, the undersigned members of Bridgewater State University, reaffirm the values of our community as a welcoming, compassionate, and intellectually rigorous learning, working, and living environment. We reject all forms of bias, discrimination, xenophobia, and violence. We re-commit ourselves to actions that put into practice our individual and institutional values of diversity, inclusion, and equality for all."
  • Eugene J. Durgin Jr., Chairman, Board of Trustees
  • Frederick Clark, Jr., Esq., President
  • Jean MacCormack, Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees
  • Davede Alexander, Trustee
  • Margaret A. Caulfield, Esq., ’00, Trustee
  • F. Scott Longo, '89, Trustee
  • Diana Fox, Professor, Anthropology
  • Wing-Kai To, Professor, History
  • Jabbar Al-Obaidi, Professor, Communication Studies
  • Norma Anderson, Assistant Professor, Sociology
  • Maria Hegbloom, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
  • Ward Heilman, Professor, Mathematics, Computer Science
  • Maggie Lowe, Professor, History
  • Carolyn Petrosino, Professor, Criminal Justice
  • Beatrice St. Laurent, Professor, Art
  • Karim Ismaili, Provost
  • Deniz Zeynip Leuenberger, Chief of Staff to President
  • Sabrina Gentlewarrior, Vice President, Student Success and Diversity
  • Paul Jean, Vice President, Marketing and Communications
  • Brenda Molife, Vice President, University Advancement
  • Keri Powers, Vice President, Human Resources and Talent Management

Our BSU Community

Stephanie Garcia
English, Class of 2020
Andrew Fagan
Vice President of Student Government, Economics, Class of 2020
Maxwell Sherman Morrongiello
Student, SGA Senator, Political Science with a Concentration in Public Administration, Class of 2021
Susan Yi-Millette
Instructor, School of Social Work
Alexis Monteiro
Mathematics, Class of 2020
Chanelle Melton
Graduate Student - Student Affairs Counseling Education - May 2020
Ann Ulett
BSU foundation trustee - Riccardi school of business advisory board member - Accounting major class of 1992
Viriato deMacedo
Director of Regional Partnerships
Michael DeValve
Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice
Michael Dwyer
SGA Parliamentarian, Management Major, Class of 2020
Michael Zimmerman
Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Andrew Carey
History,class of 2021
Kimberly Grace Finnegan
Spanish secondary ed 2023
Cali Bloem
Psychology and Criminal Justice, '21
Kathy Enos
Administrative Assistant, Community Standards
Jaime Knight
Assistant Director of Creative Services and Publications
Susan Chaves
Administrative Assistant - Athletics
Matt Bell
Professor, English
Cindy(Lifeng) Li
Associate Librarian, Library Service
Mariah Porter
Psychology and Elementary Education Class of 2021
Hunter Weatherby
Psychology Student '21
Caitlyn Dorsey
Social Work, 2022
Ashlyn Grace Kelly
Biology and Chemistry 2022
John Rodriguez
Luna Ingemanson
Health Studies, 2023