Following the Shooting at King Estates Campus in Oakland

September 29, 2022

Dear Students from the Bay Area,

I’m writing to share my distress and sympathy for the victims of the shooting that took place yesterday at King Estates Campus in Oakland, which houses four schools. The impact of these events is surely being felt not only by those directly harmed, but also by the Bay Area community as a whole. Having spent 20 years living in the Bay area myself, I too am feeling the weight of this tragedy and its impact on my friends and former colleagues and students. 

I encourage you to tap into your community for support. Please remember that University resources are also available to you, should you need them. 

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