Dr. Samantha Alvis is the Higher Education Senior Advisor in the Center for Education at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). She holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications from Texas A&M University.


This article presents examples of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)-based responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, demonstrating the importance of developing, supporting, and maintaining HEI networks in low- and middle-income countries.