Office of the President

April 28, 2021

Mourning the loss of John Huynh

Ana Mari Cauce

Resources

Bias Reporting Tool

Washington State Human Rights Commission Complaint Form

SafeCampus (Violence prevention program for all UW community members)

Let’s Talk (Seattle campus)

Hall Health and the UW Counseling Center (Seattle campus)

UWB Counseling Center (UW Bothell)

Counseling & Psychological Services (UW Tacoma)

UW CareLink (UW employees)

As UW Bothell Chancellor Yeigh shared earlier today, we join all who are mourning the killing of John Huynh, and we are united in our shock at his senseless and tragic death. Our grief is compounded by the knowledge that the person arrested for this crime is a UW Bothell student. Our hearts are with John Huynh’s family and loved ones, and it is heartbreaking to see the devastation that his loss has created for his wide circle of friends.

I also join Chancellor Yeigh in noting that while a motive for this heinous act has not been established, we recognize that for Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander community members, this event evokes attacks on and threats against people of Asian descent, and we are very mindful of the fear and worry they may be feeling.

If anyone in our University community needs help dealing with the impact of this tragedy, or the abhorrent trend of increased hate and violence against the AAPI community, please don’t be afraid to ask for it. Students can find support through campus counseling resources in Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma. Faculty and staff can seek assistance through UW CareLink, and additional resources are included in the sidebar.

As we come together to grieve the death of John Huynh, I know our community will lift each other up as we continue the ongoing work of building a safer and more empathetic world.