President Ellen Junn
c/o Office of the President
California State University Stanislaus
I University Circle
Turlock, CA 95382
Dear President Junn,
My name is Matt Winick, an Asian American from Ann Arbor, Michigan and I have a strong interest in learning history, social justice, and diversity. In these subjects or core values I like to learn the need to make civil rights stronger to reduce discrimination, have education reform to improve learning, the need for diverse city to accept people who are different or come from a different background, a strong need to improve social justice in order to make communities a better place, and many others. President Junn, the main reason why I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as 11th president of California State University Stanislaus and your activism in that Asian American community to be very inspiring to me.
In July 2016, I was amazed on how you made history on becoming the first Korean American woman to become the 11th President of California State University Stanislaus. In your current role as 11th President of California State University Stanislaus I truly appreciate on how you are a strong supporter of civil rights causes by advocating for people with disabilities rights and expressing the need to make civil rights stronger to help protect minorities, women, and people with disabilities from being discriminated. Supporting accommodations to help students with disabilities to improve learning like extra time on exams or use educational software to improve comprehension, expanding on tutoring services to provide students with help on their coursework including their assignments from tutors, and pushing for more arts, humanities, history, and other basic classes to make education diverse is commonsense for education reform. Also on education reform I like how you emphasize along with support the need for more liberal arts classes to help students discover which courses to take or which degrees they would want to get and implement Design Your Life Courses to give students including freshman students opportunity to develop an approach to find or expand on their vocation in order to prepare for their interest in a career. Your approach to improve diversity like create the University Diversity Strategic Plan to work on finding ways to accept minorities, women, and people with disabilities be accepted to get an education, support immigrants including refugees get access to an education from being oppressed, work on hiring women, minorities, and people with disabilities to work for the college, and push for educational awareness to help educate people about the need to accept people who come from a different background along with the need to learn about different culture is common sense. Another thing that I like about your work as president of California State University Stanislaus is how scholarships to help low-income students, minorities, and students with disabilities get funds to help them get into colleges along with getting supplies, advocate for immigration reform to help protect immigrants including refugees from oppressive countries, and push for programs to address the need to reduce bullying in order to make campus safe for students. Besides your work in the California State University Stanislaus I like on how you use your role as Asian American to help advocate for Asian American rights including Asian Americans with disabilities’ rights, work with other Asian American communities to find ways to help increase Asian Americans including Asians to enroll in colleges or get an education along with help them be part of the community, and express the need for more educational awareness about the Asian American or Asian culture.
President Junn, I have autism with a learning disability. Having a disability is hard for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning different advance subjects, sometimes I struggle to communicate my thoughts, and get teased. Your commitment to be a strong supporter of civil rights including people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on my disability. Also being an Asian American with a disability is difficult for me when some Asian Americans including some Asians get judgmental about me being different or not meeting their standards. Your role as an Asian American on advocating with supporting Asian Americans’ rights including Asian Americans with disabilities’ rights helps give me some confidence about being an Asian American when I face challenges. Also your role as 11th president of California State University Stanislaus and your activism gives me some motivation to continue to learn history, social justice, and diversity. My future goal is to someday work in these areas the need to make civil rights stronger to reduce discrimination, have education reform to improve learning, the need for diverse city to accept people who are different or come from a different background, a strong need to improve social justice in order to make communities a better place, and many others.
I strongly believe that you are making a great difference for society, education, and the Asian American community. Congrats on making history on becoming the first Korean American women to become California State University Stanislaus. I’m very proud on how you are working hard to support civil rights causes, push for education reform, improve on diversity, and help the Asian American community. You have inspire me to work hard on my disability, be confident about being an Asian American, and be motivated to continue to learn history, social justice, and diversity. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great difference, and inspiring me. Please continue to make a great difference for society.