AACRAO Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus

Mission Statement

AACRAO's Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus strives to provide a communal space for members who are ready to discuss issues, developments and initiatives for individuals of Asian and Pacific Islander descent in higher education.

With goals to educate other members about the history, contributions and concerns of Asian American and Pacific Islanders, this caucus is open to all members.

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Meet the members

  • Chris Huang AAPI Bio
  • Michelle Weller AAPI Bio
  • Tricia Ryan AAPI Bio
  • Rajeev Jayadeva AAPI Bio
  • Quentin Law Phu AAPI Bio
  • Keiko Broomhead AAPI Bio
  • Adam Burgess AAPI Bio
  • Albertha Schmid AAPI Bio
  • Lauren Kim AAPI Bio
  • Linda Lieu AAPI Bio
  • Nancy Umphres AAPI Bio
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Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus Chair

Tricia Ryan CC

Tricia Ryan, Director, Graduate Admissions & Program Evaluations | San Jose State University

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Updates & Events

AACRAO's AAPI Caucus issues statement of solidarity with the Black Caucus in light of Derek Chauvin's verdict

"The AACRAO AAPI Caucus is relieved by the verdict of officer Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. George Floyd’s life mattered. It is our hope that the verdict is a step towards true justice and exposes the very real imbalance of how people of color are treated in this country. However, the work is not done, as evidenced by the tragic news of Ma’Khia Bryant’s young life taken away moments before the verdict was read. We will continue to stand with those who press on to seek justice and racial reconciliation in this country."

3/29/2021 Tricia Ryan, Chair of the AAPI Caucus, and Mike Reilly, Executive Director, AACRAO, address #AACRAO2021 attendees.

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Oct 18, 2021

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Sep 20, 2021

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AACRAO Access & Equity Group Selects New Content Coordinator

Sep 20, 2021

Meet our newest Group V - Access & Equity content coordinator, Sasha Suzuki.

SEM 2021 Session Highlight | Accessing Hidden Gems: Discovering Top Students in US Public Schools

Sep 7, 2021

Read about our upcoming SEM 2021 Session - Accessing Hidden Gems: Discovering Top Students in US Public Schools

AAPI Heritage Month

AAPI Heritage Month Events

May 17, 2021

Join AACRAO's AAPI caucus in a celebration of AAPI Heritage Month.

AACRAO Research

The Use (or not) of Electronic Transcripts - September 60-Second Survey 2017

In 2014, we completed a comprehensive survey with our members asking about electronic transcript use and return on investment.

Registration & Records

Social Media Monitoring and the Admissions Process - July 60-Second Survey 2017

Harvard University made national news recently when offers of admission were rescinded for “at least ten students” based on obscene social media content posted to a Facebook page.


2017 Grades and Grading Practices in U.S. Higher Education

This is the fifth iteration of a grades and grading practices publication by AACRAO. The previous versions in 1971, 1982, 1992, and 2004 were produced in a book for purchase format.

Registration & Records

2017 U.S. Chief Enrollment Management Officer Career Profile

This is the second AACRAO chief enrollment management officer report. The first was completed in 2014 and was limited to U.S. institutions; this iteration was not.

Career Profiles

A Look at Coaching and Mentoring - March 60-Second Survey 2017

The March 2017 AACRAO 60-Second Survey focused on the concepts of managerial coaching and mentoring.

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