Joanna Regulska, vice provost and associate chancellor of Global Affairs, and Wesley Young, director of Services for International Students and Scholars, issued the following statement today (Jan. 30):
You have undoubtedly seen the news in the last few days regarding President Trump’s executive order that prevents people from seven countries (Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia) from entering the United States.
We are very concerned about how this decision affects students and scholars in the UC Davis community. While we all understand the importance of keeping the United States safe, we also believe that this executive order is not consistent with the values that we know are an integral part of the university and the Davis community.
We are committed to the support of all international students and scholars, and will continue to work to make UC Davis a desired destination for those who would join us in our mission of teaching, research and public service.
You should know that at the very highest levels of the university’s leadership, we are here to support you in any way that we are able. Please see the statement by the University of California’s President Janet Napolitano, and signed by the chancellors of every UC campus. See also the statement from Interim Chancellor Hexter sent out on Saturday (Jan. 28).
You can contact Services for International Students and Scholars if you have concerns or need assistance related to this executive order. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or find SISS staff contact information here.
We are here to support our international community.
Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor
Director, Services for International Students and Scholars