His statement for AACRAO's Asian-American and Pacific Islander Caucus: "Barack Obama said ‘Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that
we seek’, and that is why I am in education so we may be the change that our students can see and aspire to become, as well as assist in the professional development of our colleagues so they may grow and serve our students.I
have been in academia almost all of my professional career, including as a member of the Faculty, and now as a Higher Education Administrator. Our goal as Educators and Leaders must be to enrich the lives of others through education, and through hard
work be an example to our students who aspire to be something greater in a multi-cultural world that is continuously changing with new challenges."