A Statement from the School Director.
"We continue to listen to the voices who have shared their disappointment and outrage at the racially intolerant and bigoted remarks recently spoken by Stan Richards, for whom our School of Advertising and Public Relations is named. We, too, find these reported remarks to be strongly concerning. We recognize the hurt and pain his words have caused to many in our community and we conclude that they are not consistent with our core values.
We are actively seeking more information to better understand what occurred including having internal discussions with our students, faculty, and staff to ensure that all voices are heard.
The university, college and school will use the information we gather internally and externally to make decisions about how best to respond consistent with our values. In the meantime, we reaffirm our strong, unbending commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. More information about our values, commitments and actions can be found here: https://moody.utexas.edu/diversity."