Following the Shooting in Highland Park

July 04, 2022

Dear Students from the Chicago area,

I’m writing to share my distress and sympathy for the victims of the shooting that took place during today’s Independence Day parade in Highland Park. The impact of this is surely being felt not only by those directly harmed, but also by the Chicago community as a whole. Please remember that the Columbia community is here for you. In addition to your Dean of Students, there are many supportive campus resources available to you, including:

All of us at University Life are thinking of you, your families, and your friends. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to assist you. I’m always available at [email protected].


Joseph Defraine Greenwell, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
University Life
Gender Pronouns: He/Him/His