The Black Men’s Union recently had the pleasure of getting to meet all of the Young Trustee candidates at our last Brother’s Breaking Bread. We were very impressed with the knowledge and range of experience represented by all of the candidates. We are extremely grateful to have had such engaging and insightful dialogue with each of them. 

After a discussion with our general body, we are choosing to endorse Trey Walk for Young Trustee. We were initially struck by his extensive knowledge of Duke both culturally and administratively, as well as his constant efforts to make it better. Trey’s love for Duke is unquestionable, which is not to say that it is uncritical. In his work with People's State of the Union and the Community Empowerment Fund Trey has shown a proclivity to uplift the voices of other students and community members to effectively enact change in policy on this campus. Trey’s vision for Duke is one that not only ensures the success of all Duke students, faculty, and staff regardless of their identity, but also constructs a more informed relationship between Duke, Durham, and the Duke community at large. His proven history in fighting to make this university more equitable for everyone makes us more than confident that he will work hard to serve the Duke community if he is to become Young Trustee.

I, the president of the Black Men’s Union, certify that all Chronicle endorsement rules were followed in the formulation of this letter. I understand that failure to adhere to the rules undermines the election process, as well as the integrity of my organization and The Chronicle.

Signed,

Miles Underwood Trinity 2021, BMU Communications Director, on behalf of the 2018-2019 Black Men’s Union constituency.

*In compliance with the Duke Chronicle Young Trustee Endorsement Policy and that of the Young Trustee Nominating Committee, BMU President Corey Pilson Trinity 2020 recused himself from the endorsement process because of his position on the YTNC.