Message from the Chancellor (COVID 19 March 23, 2020 8:21 p.m.)

Donations to Student Emergency Fund (March 23, 2020 at 8:21 a.m.)

Over the past few weeks, we have entered unfamiliar and challenging times as our state, nation, and the entire world, grapple with the reality of COVID-19. While there is a great deal of uncertainty about the course of this disease, we know that we will experience many challenges, both health-related and economic, within our communities. At Texas Woman’s University, our students, faculty and staff are meeting those challenges with Pioneer strength and character.

As you are no doubt already aware, the rapid spread of COVID-19 has altered, or in some instances halted, the university’s normal operations. While most of our residential students have vacated their campus housing to move home this week, our faculty have diligently moved all courses online for the remainder of the semester. In addition, all on-campus events in Denton, Dallas and Houston, including our May commencement ceremonies, have been postponed or cancelled.

Unfortunately, these additional safety precautions are causing significant financial burdens for our most at-risk students. As a result, I am allocating $100,000 from the Chancellor’s Fund comprised of unrestricted donations to the TWU Foundation to provide immediate relief to those students with the greatest needs.

I know that some of you have asked how you can help. In response, we have expanded the Student Emergency Fund to provide additional financial support to our students. If you would like to contribute to this special fund, please visit our website to make your gift online. We are grateful to you for standing with our TWU community at this difficult time.

During this time of mass disruption for all of us, I am reminded that you and many TWU alumni and friends are at the forefront of helping preserve the health and safety of our communities and our most vulnerable populations. You can read about some of the amazing contributions our alumni are making to society under the tab “Women Who Lead

Finally, I wish you and your family the very best as we navigate this “new normal” together and work collaboratively to ensure the health and well-being of our local, national and global community.

Sincerely,

Carine M. Feyten, Ph.D.
Chancellor and President

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