President G. Gabrielle Starr
c/o Office of the President
550 N. College Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
Dear President Starr,
My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan and I have a strong interest in learning history, social justice, diversity, environment, and education reform. In these subjects, I like to learn the need for civil rights to be stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, improve education reform to make learning a better tool, have diversity to accept people who are different or come from a different background, and many others. President Starr, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as 10th President of Pomona College and your work including ideas on education reform including improvements on society to be very inspiring to me.
In July 2017, I was amazed on how you made history on becoming the first African American woman to become President of Pomona College. In your current role as 10th President of Pomona College, I truly appreciate on how I truly appreciate on how you are a strong supporter and advocate for civil rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights and expressing the need to make civil rights stronger to reduce discrimination in order to protect women, minorities, and people with disabilities. Also to improve civil rights, I liked on how you work to expand on rules to combat against bullying and harassment. 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, and 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. Also on education reform I like on how you support literacy programs to help students including adults improve on their comprehension skills or gain literacy skills. 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 Pomona College 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, implement mental health services to help students who struggle with mental health to get the care they need, push for more scholarships to help low income students or minorities get assistance on getting into college or affording supplies, expand more literacy programs to allow tutors to help students including adults in the Southern California area get help on improving their comprehension, and heavily express the need to reduce high tuition cost to help students from paying high costs in order to get a college. Besides your work as President of Pomona College is I like on how you are how you are a continuous strong supporter of civil rights causes, advocate for environmental protection to reduce pollution, emphasize the need for more liberal arts in colleges, heavily advocate for the need for arts, history, and literature to be more present in society, a strong need for criminal justice reform to help protect people’s rights while reduce crime, and express the need for immigration reform to help protect immigrants, dreamers, and refugees from being oppressed.
President Starr, 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. Also with a disability I have struggles on trying to understand how society works and I get bullied by women including adults about having a disability. 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 10th President of Pomona College gives me motivation to continue to learn history, social justice, diversity, environment, and education reform. My future goal is to someday work in these areas to help emphasize need for civil rights to be stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, improve education reform to make learning a better tool, have diversity to accept people who are different or come from a different background, and many others. On University Innovation Alliance website “Inclusivity, the Arts, and Empathic Leadership” I enjoyed listening to you being interviewed where you explained about the importance of colleges including universities to find ways to help students get educational resources through remote or other creative ways, how arts along with humanities plays a role in society including education, expansion of services to help students who struggle with mental health or have trouble learning, and how colleges including universities need to be part of the community to help people when they deal with challenges.
I strongly believe that you are making a great difference in society and education. I’m very proud on how you work hard to support civil rights, expand on education reform, improve diversity, make social justice stronger, and many others. You have inspire me to work hard on my disability, learn about your work, and continue to learn different subjects. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great difference, and inspiring me. I was wondering if you could share with me what it is like being President of Ponoma College. 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 impact on society.