Student Aid Commission Executive Director Marlene Garcia Responds to Derek Chauvin trial

Article Marlene L . Garcia Executive Director, California Student Aid Commission

To our students, families, and colleagues:

As the news hit the country and the world that Derek Chauvin was found guilty in the murder of George Floyd, we have taken a step in the right direction towards a more just system.

Before we celebrate justice being served, we must acknowledge that while this verdict is an important example of accountability, we still have a long way to go in our fight for a system that truly provides liberty and justice for all. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of George Floyd, and of those who have fallen victims of police brutality and racist rhetoric.

At the Student Aid Commission, we are committed to playing our role in creating educational opportunities for all students by meeting the needs of our most marginalized communities. Our fight for educational equity and accessibility is not over.

In solidarity,

Marlene L. Garcia
Executive Director, California Student Aid Commission