Update from the President May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018

Dr. Judy K. Sakaki, president of Sonoma State University, released the following statement today concerning a traffic fatality today on Bennett Valley Road involving Hollie N. Pruden, a member of the University community:

“Our hearts are breaking at the tragic passing of Hollie Pruden, an advisor within the Academic Services department and beloved member of our Seawolf family. Although Hollie was a relatively new member of our campus community, she was a highly valued colleague and mentor to our students. She was energetic, creative and dedicated to helping our undeclared students find their passion and offering them the guidance they needed. In recognition of how this tragedy has affected the university, counseling support is being made available to all those who desire it. We also are working on plans for remembering and celebrating Hollie in an appropriate way. In the meantime, we are extending our deepest and most sincere condolences to Hollie’s family. She was much too young with so much potential for us to lose her. This is indeed a very sad day for the Seawolf community.”

With compassion,

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Judy K. Sakaki