I have exciting news! Perseverance has paid off, and common sense has prevailed.
On Saturday, I was delighted to hear that after months of communication, the College of Southern Maryland decided to reverse its discriminatory treatment of non-vaccinated students. As a result of the reversal, CSM's new admission policy becomes effective immediately.
I thank the CSM board of trustees and President Murphy for objectively reviewing the policy and agreeing to eliminate the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. During the last few months, I have had dozens of students and their family members reach out to our office about how this policy prohibited them from furthering their education. I am so happy the policy has been reversed, and hopefully, it is not too late for many of those students to sign up for fall classes.