President Randy Boyd
c/o Office of the President
The University of Tennessee System
Andy Holt Tower, Room 800
1331 Circle Park Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996
Dear President Boyd,
My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan and I have a strong interest in learning history, social justice, environment, 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 diversity to accept people who are different or come from a different background, improve education reform to improve learning, and many others. President Boyd, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as an education reform advocate and as current President of University of Tennessee System to be very inspiring to me.
Before you became President of the University of Tennessee System, I liked on you used your role as an education reform advocate on the Tennessee Higher Education Commission to help advocate for the need for funds to improve special education to help students with disabilities to get accommodations they need to learn, have the literacy programs to help people who struggle with literacy issues to improve on their comprehensions, and a strong need for more scholarships to help students who graduate get help on getting into a college instead of paying for a high tuition. Also I liked on how you worked with Governor Bill Haslam and Democrats to push for the creation of knoxAchieves and TnAchieves to help high school graduates or adults to attend a community college or a technical college for free tuition. In your current role as President of the University of Tennessee System, I truly appreciate on how you are a strong supporter of civil rights causes by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights and heavily express the need for civil rights to be stronger to reduce discrimination to help protect minorities, women, and people with disabilities. Also on civil rights I like on how support educational awareness to help educate people about the need to reduce bullying. Supporting accommodations to help students with disabilities like extra time on exams or use educational software to help improve comprehension, expanding tutoring services to provide students with help on their assignments from tutors, implementing more liberal arts, arts, humanities, history, and basic classes to make education diverse along with make more opportunities for students to find subjects that they want to learn are great ways to improve education reform. On diversity, I like on how you work on hiring women, minorities, and people with disabilities to work for the college and expand on programs to help educate staff members and students about different cultures along with the need for diversity to accept people who are different or come from a different background. Another thing that I like about your work as President of University of Tennessee System is how you expand on more research programs to help students get engage to learn how different topics can make a great difference for society, push for more scholarships to help low income students or minorities get assistance on getting into college or affording supplies, and heavily express the need to reduce high tuition cost to help students from paying high costs in order to get into a college. Also I like on how you are a continuous strong supporter of civil rights causes, advocate for environmental protection to reduce pollution, push for more funds for arts to help students including the community to understand along with learn about arts play a role in society, support health care reform along with health and wellness centers to help people who have pre-existing conditions or who can’t afford insurance get the care they need including combat against obesity, emphasize the need for more liberal arts in colleges, and express the need for immigration reform to help protect immigrants, dreamers, and refugees from being oppressed. Also I like on how you use your role as a moderate Republican to support civil rights including people with disabilities’ rights, express the need for environmental protection including renewable energy resources to reduce pollution, and the need for education reform.
President Boyd, 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 support civil rights including people with disabilities’ rights causes really inspires me to work hard on my disability. I enjoy watching Youtube videos of you talking about education reform, diversity, social justice, civil rights, and environmental protection. Also I liked learning more about your work on education reform on your website. Your role as current President of University of Tennessee System gives me motivation to continue to learn history, social justice, environment, and diversity. My future goal is to someday work in these areas to help emphasize the need to make civil rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, have 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 work hard to support civil rights, push for education reform, improve diversity, express the importance of social justice, and many others. You have inspire me to work hard on my disability, learn about your work, and continue to learn history, social justice, environment, and diversity. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great difference for society, and inspiring me. I wish you the best to continue your role as President of University of Tennessee System and please continue to advocate for common sense ideas when politics or education is difficult.