President Garnett S. Stokes
c/o Office of the President
University of New Mexico
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Dear President Stokes,
My name is Matt Winick 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, protect the environment from pollution, have education reform to improve learning, a need for diversity to accept people who are different or come from a different background, and many others. President Davis-Blake, the main reason, I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as 23rd President of University of New Mexico to be very inspiring to me.
In your current role as 23rd President of University of New Mexico, I truly appreciate on how you were 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. Also I like on how you work on expanding educational awareness about the need to reduce bullying and harassment to improve public safety. Expanding accommodations to help students with disabilities improve learning like extra time on exams or have educational software to help improve on comprehension, pushing for more tutoring services to provide students with help on their assignments from tutors, and implementing more arts, history, and basic classes to make education diverse is common sense for education reform. Also on education reform, I like on how you support literacy programs to help students improve on their comprehension or gain reading skills and heavily advocate with support the need for more Liberal Arts to help students find which courses are a fit for them or help give them an opportunity to develop skills for other classes. Your approach on improving diversity like hiring women, minorities, and people with disabilities to work for the college and push for programs to help educate people about different cultures along with emphasize the importance of diversity to accept people who are different or come from a different background is common sense. Another thing that I like about your work as President of University of New Mexico is how you support expanding on social justice programs to help students understand the importance of how social justice can make communities a better place, push for more scholarships to assist low-income students or students who can’t afford tuition get assistance on getting into classes along with getting supplies, and work to expand more research programs to help students understand how different topics can make a great difference for society. Also I like on how you launch the UNM Grand Challenges where researches would work finding solution on problems like medical, environmental, mental health, and other issues.
President Stokes , 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 causes really inspires me to work hard on my disability. Your role as 23rd President of University of New Mexico gives me motivation to continue to learn history, social justice, and diversity. My future goal is to work in these areas is to emphasize the need to make civil rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, have education reform to improve learning, a need for diversity to accept people who are different or come from a different background, and many others.
I strongly believe that you are making a great difference for society and education. I’m very proud on how you are working hard to support civil rights causes, push for education reform, expand on diversity, and many others. You have inspire me to work hard on my disability, learn more about your work, and 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.