Seeking UC mentors for Haitian scholars

To: UCSC Faculty

From: Associate Chancellor Ashish Sahni

Our colleagues at the State University of Haiti (UEH) still face enormous challenges as they rebuild from the devastating 2010 earthquake that destroyed 90 percent of the university's physical infrastructure and killed 20 percent of Haiti's skilled professionals.
As the oldest and largest institution of higher education in Haiti, UEH will play a vital role in training the country's next generation of professionals and leaders.
Now there's something you can do to help. The University of California has teamed up with UEH to connect students, faculty, administrators, and alumni of the two universities in a global partnership focused on helping Haiti recover.
The UC Haiti Initiative (UCHI) is providing two opportunities for UC faculty to contribute:
• UC professors in all fields are needed to mentor Haitian scholars in masters and doctoral programs, from pre-application through graduation.
• Support is also needed for UEH faculty members, who need UC mentors and affiliations with UC campuses to advance specific research projects.
More information is available online or by contacting me directly at Thank you for your consideration.