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 Co-Chair

Linda Lieu Headshot
Linda Lieu, Assistant Registrar of Student Records and Graduation | University of Pittsburgh

Jessica Gonzalez

Jessica Gonzalez, Records Evaluator | Purdue University Global

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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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Your professional development news
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No Apologies: An Asian American Leadership Blindspot

May 15, 2023

Understand how varied approaches, viewpoints, and methods can be effective leadership tools, even when they go against common advice.

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Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month

May 1, 2023

Discover new ways to celebrate AAPI Heritage month in 2023.

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Meet the New AACRAO Accessibility Task Force

May 1, 2023

Meet the newest members of AACRAO's Accessibility Task Force.

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Live from #AACRAO2023: Breaking the Barriers of Microaggressions as an Institutional Norm

Mar 31, 2023

Recognizing and understanding how to address microaggressions in the workplace.

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Live from #AACRAO2023: Improving Outcomes for Students with Disabilities in Higher Education

Mar 31, 2023

Improving outcomes for students with disabilities in higher education through state legislation.

AACRAO Research

Applicant to Admit: An examination of how institutions admit the freshmen class - August 2019

AACRAO is pleased to partner with NACAC in conducting our first admissions practice survey.


An Examination of Prior Learning Assessment Policy and Practice as Experienced by Academic Records Professionals and Students

This brief is one part of a broad landscape analysis focused on policy and practice issues related to the recognition of prior learning.

Other Topics
Registration & Records

Transfer Credit Policy - May 60-Second Survey 2017

AACRAO, in conjunction with other higher education associations, is writing a new version of the Joint Statement on the Transfer and Award of Credit.

Registration & Records
Student Success: March 2019 | 60-Second Survey

Student Success: March 2019 | 60-Second Survey

The student success work group was charged by the AACRAO board to investigate, research, and explore student success from the perspective of enrollment management professionals.

Special Topics
Registrar Office Staffing: January 2019 | 60-Second Survey

Registrar Office Staffing: January 2019 | 60-Second Survey

The April 2015 AACRAO 60 Second Survey asked respondents to identify the size, composition, name and level of decentralization for the Office of the Registrar.

Office Policies, Practices and Procedures
Registration & Records