Wagner College, like every college in the country, is facing challenges like never before in the face of the coronavirus epidemic.
On Thursday, the college’s board of trustees pledged its complete support for the institution and its leadership, faculty and staff.
“The Covid-19 virus has brought unprecedented threats and disruptions to our lives,” said Dr. Warren Procci ’68 H’17, chairman of the trustees, in a statement. “Our faculty and staff are doing an outstanding job rising to this unprecedented challenge. We intend to emerge from this well positioned to maintain our excellent academic standards and to continue our rising stature in the ranks of liberal arts colleges.
“Dr. Joel Martin, our President, has responded as a true leader: calmly taking charge, taking strong and necessary actions, and consistently exemplifying a robust mixture of support, encouragement and safety for our students, faculty, employees and the campus" Dr. Procci said.
“Our Board of Trustees thanks Joel, his wife Jan Martin, and his entire senior staff for their admirable leadership in a very trying time. The Board pledges its full support to assure that Dr. Martin and our College will be provided with all of the necessary resources to enable Wagner to navigate this crisis.”
Wagner College President Joel W. Martin thanked the board for its confidence and its pledge of support.
“Dr. Procci's statement, on behalf of the Board, demonstrates true solidarity in a time of crisis,” President Martin said. “It is reassuring to know that our Board is absolutely committed to working together and seeing this through for Wagner College.
“I share the Board’s pride in our faculty, staff, students and our entire community. We will get through this together.”