Professor Teresita Levy Establishing Education Partnerships in Cuba

teresitaunissProfessor Teresita Levy at University of Sancti Spiritus in Cuba with on left, Provost, Dr. Martín Santana Sotolongo, on right, Professor of History, Jorge Francisco Rodríguez Hernández

Professor Teresita Levy recently returned to Cuba for a third time since 2015, in a continuing effort to create Lehman College partnerships with the island’s most prominent universities.

Levy, the director of international programs and global partnerships  at the College and an associate professor in the Latin American, Latino and Puerto Rican Studies department, says that on the most recent trip between October 22 and November 4, she established relationships with the University of Camagüey (UC) and University of Sancti Spiritus (UNISS), that could lead to the first partnerships with Lehman by January 2018.  The goal of the partnerships is to create classes accessible to both Lehman and Cuban students, and to pave the way for educational travel to the island for Lehman students.

Laying the groundwork for these partnerships began last February, when Levy attended “Universidad 2016,” a five day international higher education conference in Havana, where she met officials from UNISS and UC. Lehman signed letters of intent with the universities; informal agreements acknowledging mutual interest.

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