Dispatch 34: Update on Northern California Wildfires & Saybrook U

Dear Saybrook Community,

I wanted to take a moment to update our community about the recent events in Northern California and how Saybrook is working to respond.

The fires in Napa and Sonoma County continue with very little containment, exacerbated by high winds. We have several individuals impacted including our provost (Dr. Carol Humphreys) and faculty members including Drs. Flax and Piazza. I am happy to say that at the moment, those we know who have been affected are safe yet also dealing with great uncertainty. Their bravery and commitment is inspiring to say the very least. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available. Your kind thoughts/actions/support are, and will continue to be, appreciated as they were during the recent spate of hurricanes and Western wildfires impacting our community members.

We are also working to connect with any faculty and students who might also be impacted. If any of you have been impacted by this or other recent natural disasters, please do not hesitate to reach out to our administrative leadership team (feel free to email me directly at nlong at saybrook.edu and I will direct requests accordingly) or calling our main line 510-593-2900. We will do what we can to assist.

Our community stands united. We are Saybrook University.


Nathan Long, President
Saybrook University
Oakland, CA and Bellevue, WA