"We are heartbroken to share the loss of one of our early graduate students, Brandon Salter.
Brandon was killed in Minneapolis Thursday night, where he lived with his daughter and his life partner.
Brandon died while trying to protect his sister from her abusive boyfriend.
Brandon had a smile and energy that could light the room. He also had love and dreams that were big and beautiful.
Our arms are around Brandon’s mother and family.
We have lost an amazing young man."