Asian Pacific American Council
The Asian Pacific American Council serves as University of Arizona ambassadors, working collaboratively with university leadership to support the institution’s mission. Our end goal is to significantly increase the enrollment and graduation of students that represent our diverse communities and who are well equipped to achieve professional, career, and life success in a highly competitive local, national, and global marketplace.
We are committed to serving as a communications conduit between Southern Arizona’s Asian Pacific American communities and the UA. We also value and welcome your input. Please email your questions, suggestions, or comments. Contact us:
Tannya R. Gaxiola, MBA
Assistant Vice President for Community Relations
Initiatives for 2015/2016
- Assist the UA to develop and offer an Asian Pacific American Studies course: A hallmark of a strong public research institution is to offer all students the opportunity to learn about the people who have contributed to the rich history and accomplishments of our nation and state. While the UA offers courses and degrees in other ethnic studies programs, it does not offer a course in Asian Pacific American Studies.
- A speed-networking event between council members and students in the spring.
New York Life
Peter has been with New York Life Insurance since 1989 and has held various positions. Peter has Extensive knowledge in Retirement and financial planning as well as wealth transfer strategies. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 1989 with a degree in business administration and an MBA from Eller graduate school of Management.
Daisy Rodriguez Pitel
Daisy earned her BA in Speech Communication at San Francisco State University, her MA in College Student Personnel at New York University, and her PhD in Higher Education Administration at Indiana University. She has worked in higher education for over 15 years, working in public and private institutions throughout the US.
Cecilia (Ceci) Lou Alter
Tsuru Bailey Jones
TUSD, Director APASS
Military, Flight Chief
Retired Educator/ PCC Board member
UA Alumna, Our Family Service/Center for Community Dialogue
Jennifer Pham is a U of A alumna. She received her Bachelor's degree in Family Studies and Human Development in 2013 and is currently working towards her Masters in Social Work at the ASU program in Tucson. She eventually wants to get her LCSW and become a Family and Marriage Counselor. She enjoys learning about different ways to communicate with others and has been trained in Nonviolent Communication and Mediation.
Arizona Asian American & Pacific Islander Democratic Caucus
Korean Arizona Trade Office
Myung-Woo Son graduated from Eller College of Management in 2014 and studied Business Management. He is currently working for U-Chang Plant Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd, as a manager. He also works for Korea Arizona Trade Office LLC.
Cindy Tang Klingberg
Asian Pacific American Student Affairs
Asian American Faculty Staff and Alumni Association