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
  • Natalie Chin Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus Badge
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Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus Chair


Jessica Gonzalez

Jessica Gonzalez, Assistant Registrar | Elmhurst University



Vice Chair

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Natalie Chin, Curriculum Management Functional Administrator | University of Wisconsin Milwaukee


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To join the caucus, log in to the AACRAO Exchange and select the "Communities" drop-down in the top navigation bar. Next, visit the "All Communities" page and click the name of the caucus you would like to join and then click the Join button.

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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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