Message from President Edwards: Virginia Tech

Tue, 2007-04-17 19:37 -- univcomm
April 17, 2007

The Anderson University community is deeply saddened by the tragic events that have recently occurred in Blacksburg, Virginia. The prayers and concerns of the Anderson University campus reach out to the families and friends of victims as well as the entire university community of Virginia Tech.

As we have watched events unfold, we continue to review safety and security policies and procedures on the Anderson University campus that are so critical to our community. This university is blessed to have a gifted team of professional officers and trained security staff who continually review safety and security processes to protect our students, faculty and staff. Policies and plans are in place and are being reviewed again and often. Communication resources and procedures are also well grounded and tested.

Our internal circle of support is surrounded by a wider circle of city and county officials connected to campus communication systems and personnel to respond quickly should a need arise. For more details and contact information regarding security on the Anderson University campus, visit:

In addition, our caring and gifted staff in Student Life and Counseling Services remains open and available to students, faculty and staff who are struggling with the events of the past few days. We are a community of faith and we are thankful that we can turn to God and to each other for support and comfort in times of tragedy.

Thank you for your prayerful support for the students and families connected to these tragic events at Virginia Tech and for all of us privileged to be a part of this good place.

Dr. James L. Edwards

Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson continues to be recognized as a top Christian college: in 2008, U.S. News and World Report ranked Anderson University among the best colleges and universities in the Midwest for the fourth consecutive year. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing and theology.