The Fullerton Police Department announced at a 1 p.m. press conference Thursday that police detectives had arrested Chuyen Vo, 51, of Huntington Beach on suspicion of the Aug. 19 killing of Steven Chan, a former administrator who was working at Cal State Fullerton as a consultant. Vo is being held without bail.
Cal State Fullerton President Framroze Virjee made the following statements to the university community shortly after the press conference.
“We are devastated that this tragedy has hit so close to home. Our Titan family is understandably concerned and in mourning. This is natural. Our hearts are with Steven Chan, his family, and everyone in our campus community.
We now know this is an isolated situation. We commend the work of the Fullerton Police Department, the lead agency on the investigation, along with our University PD and all the investigators who have worked around the clock to identify and apprehend a suspect.
The investigation that led to this break in the case did not at any point detract from our number one priority — the safety and wellbeing of our Titan Family. From the moment the first call came in to now and for many weeks to come, we have increased counseling services as well as law enforcement presence in and around our community.
Incidents like this can tear at the fabric of our community. We will not let this happen. We don’t just call ourselves family; we are family. And like any authentic family, when we lose someone, we grieve together; we come together with comfort, care, and support; and we heal together as one — not just here on campus, but with open hands and hearts with our Titan Family around the world.”