IVCC president says respect the essential dignity of each person

IVCC president says respect the essential dignity of each person

Illinois Valley Community College President Jerry Corcoran says he hopes and prays the destruction and looting following the death of George Floyd will end. Corcoran says IVCC’s core values of respect, responsibility, caring, fairness, and honesty have long been the lens to look though at the college. He’s calling on people to base relationships on the essential dignity of each individual, to value diverse backgrounds, and to understand that inclusion makes us all stronger.

Corcoran’s statement provided by IVCC:
“IVCC’s core values of respect, responsibility, caring, fairness and honesty have long been the lens we look through when assessing how the college should respond to various situations,” Corcoran said.

“In the case of recent demonstrations to protest the disastrous killing of George Floyd, I hope and pray that destruction and looting will end immediately, and people will model our core value of respect by basing relationships on the essential dignity of each individual; valuing diverse cultures, backgrounds and abilities; and understanding that inclusion makes us stronger and able to perform at higher levels.”