290 S Hull St
Athens, GA 30605
Join us for a lunchtime conversation with Dr. Richard A. Gosser, Executive Director and Board President of Rich and Mercy Institute, who has nearly 30 years of experience working in Haiti. Rich holds an earned doctorate in mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA) and honorary doctorates from St. Vincent College (Latrobe, PA) and Marywood University (Scranton, PA). He is professor emeritus at St. Vincent College where he taught mathematics and engineering from 1975 until 2005. Currently he teaches a “service learning” course titled “Haiti: Window on Our Worlds” as an adjunct professor of history at St. Vincent. He is fluent in Haitian Kreyol and has been an accredited election observer in seven Haitian national elections between 1990 and 2000. Rich established and spent 13 years as executive director of Partners in Progress (PIP), a nonprofit dedicated to promoting and supporting sustainable community development in rural Haiti.