September 27, 2017 A presentation is made to the Board of Trustees concerning racism present at ULS Philadelphia – Bishop Jim Dunlop is present in the meeting; no action is taken.
It is important to note that at least one of the many claims filed by students, substantiated by an independent HR investigation, and confirmed by current Board Chair Rev. Dr. Peter Boehringer in August 2018 states that both Bishop Dunlop as an individual and the ULS Board of Trustees as a whole was “delayed in addressing concerns brought by African-American students”.
Many of the proposed policies in the ULS Policy Survey seek to address these ongoing systemic issues in the ULS community. This announcement is part of the timeline of racism at United Lutheran Seminary