As a student affairs professional in the field of LGBTQIA+ student services, I commend the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Professionals statement regarding the dismissal of Dr. Higgins. It is imperative that we, as professionals in the field, support and center the voices and experiences of our colleagues who are queer and trans people of color. We cannot stand idly by as such voices are continually erased from the field and told their lives do not matter. If you are interested, consider signing this open letter to show your support and view the consortium statement.
Scott Burden (he/him/his) serves as the Associate Director of the Pride Center for Sexual Orintation and Gender Diversity at Lehigh Univeristy. Originally from the great state of Michigan, you can find him riding his bike, on a run, or deep into a book.