The “woke” liberal student Left has again raised its head at SDSU with yet another resolution to change the Aztec name and mascot. I have contacted the President of the school directly via her online portal to provide my comments. I share them below should any other alumni see fit to enlighten our university president on the Alumni’s position:
My Statement in Relevant Part Below:
I was recently informed of the Student Senate passing a resolution that will be sent to your office for a change of SDSU’s Aztec mascot. I wish to comment on that resolution and do so below.
I am a proud alum of SDSU graduating in 1992 with my degree in Business Finance (Real Estate emphasis). I was a nationally ranked athlete on the Men’s Track and Field team. Yes, we had a men’s team back then that was cut my final year. I was also an officer in my Fraternity. I went on to graduate from law school, run not only an award winning legal practice but a professional sports agency over the last 25 years. I also hold elected office as a local school board Trustee. I am a “Lifetime” member of the SDSU Alumni Association and have helped to raise several $100,000s for the school in various capacities, specifically as a board member to the Marshall Faulk Foundation for 8 years. In addition to the forgoing, my wife, brother and father all attended SDSU. My brother for his BS in Business Marketing and then as a graduate student earning Magna Cum Laude in his MBA program.
In short, SDSU and the pride of being an “Aztec” is ingrained in my core. It is ingrained in my family’s core. My youngest daughter, 13 years old, wants to attend SDSU. She has been going to football games since she was 6 weeks old. She wears the Red and Black proudly on a regular basis.
Efforts by students to change the Aztec name have come and gone. In 2017-2018 there was considerable time and effort placed into the review of just such an effort. The acting President of the university at that time sided with keeping the Aztec name with some modifications to how it is depicted. I believe you supported that decision. I hope you still do.
The world is not to be run by 18-21 year olds with passion but lacking perspective. On this I also hope we can agree. The alumni, whom overwhelmingly support the Aztec name and image, should be the sounding board and basis for any changes. Given that the alumni do not want this change, none should be forthcoming.
I am available to meet with you, or staff, anytime should that be desired in furtherance of this conversation.
J.P. “Jim” Miller, Jr., Esq.
SDSU Class of 1992
Contact the President yourself here: