Number 23-06
Description Resolution on the removal of the Hereford's bust from UC.
Authored by Dylan Buck
Sponsored by Angel Hernandez
Date Submitted Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Date Considered Thursday, January 1, 1970
General Body Vote Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Committee Student Affairs
Result Killed By General Body
Whereas President E.H. Hereford is undoubtedly a very controversial figure in the eyes of a large part of the campus community. He has a history of at the very least incredibly problematic actions; and
Whereas President Hereford served as University President from 1949 until his death in 1958. In 1951 he called for the creation of a University Committee to decide the next mascot of the University. This committee decided on the theme “Rebels” which he authorized to become the next theme of the University. This marked the introduction of themes of confederacy and other antebellum iconography as official images of the university; and
Whereas Additionally, Arlington State College would not desegregate until1962 for African American and other minority students. This was about 8 years after Brown v. Board of Education where segregation was outlawed in institutions of Higher Education. This took place in the middle of President E.H. Hereford’s term; and
Whereas As the leader of a university, the President is ultimately responsible for the overall direction and management of the institution, including its actions and reputation. This includes ensuring that the university adheres to its stated values and principles, and that its members - staff, faculty, and students - behave in a manner that reflects positively on the university; and
Be It Further Resolved That The memorial and bust inside the University Center be removed and sent to Special Collections in the UTA Archives and branding of the E.H. Hereford University Center be updated to focus on the “UC” or “University Center”
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