CSUB President Horace Mitchell addressed members of the local media today about campus safety.
He outlined three reviews that the University is currently involved with:
- The criminal investigation being conducted by the Bakersfield Police Department with the help of the University Police Department.
- The internal review of the University's policies and procedures in regards to campus events and security.
- The internal review of the University Police Department's compliance with policies and procedures on the night of Oct. 21.
While University leadership plans to complete a report regarding the internal policy review by the end of next week, the criminal and compliance investigations are in tandem and will take longer, Mitchell said.
In addition, Mitchell said he met with the father of Bianca Jackson on Monday and, "needless to say, Mr. Jackson was understandably quite distraught over the loss of his very talented daughter." The Jackson family requested CSUB's help with letting the community know the details of the memorial service and how to contribute to a fund in Bianca Jackson's name to help with funeral expenses.
The memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at Kern Christian Center, 4701 Gosford Road. A viewing will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at Greenlawn Southwest, 2739 Panama Lane.
A memorial fund at Kern Schools Federal Credit Union has been established to help the Jackson family with funeral expenses. The family would be grateful if donations could be received by Wednesday, Oct. 27. Checks should be made payable to the Bianca Jackson Memorial Fund. Donations may be taken to any branch of KSFCU or dropped off at the University Advancement office on campus.
For more information:Rob Meszaros
Media ContactColleen Dillaway, Director of Public Affairs & Communications