Updated: March 19, 2020 - 5:33 p.m. CST

To all the Millikin community,

We are facing some hard times together, and our Millikin family is scattered and certainly nervous about the immediate future.

To reach out and wish you well, we have prepared this short video. Please take a few minutes to view it. It would mean a lot to me, and I hope it will let you know that I am thinking about all of you.

As we band together to see one another through these unique and uncertain times, the COVID-19 pandemic may separate us physically, but it can never quench our Big Blue spirit or our commitment to the mission, vision and values of this great institution. The Millikin community is one of tremendous resilience and potential. I have no doubt that we will tackle our most recent challenge the way we always do — with courage, passion and a dedication to becoming stronger as we each do our part to support one another and the world around us.

My continued thoughts are with each one of you. Please feel confident in reaching out to the MU community for guidance, warm feelings and support as we continue this semester. You never walk alone at Millikin, and we are all for sure in this together.

Yours in Millikin,

Patrick E. White