Asian Pacific American Advisory Council

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The Asian Pacific American Advisory 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:

Ivy K. Banks, M.Ed., J.D. 
Associate Vice Provost, Diversity & Inclusion 
Office of Diversity & Inclusion 
Email: ivybanks@arizona.edu 

Denise TrimbleSmith
Program Director, Diversity & Inclusion
Office of Diversity & Inclusion
Email: dtrimblesmith@arizona.edu 
 

Charlinda Haudley
Program Coordinator Senior, Office of Multicultural Advancement
Division of Equity, Inclusion
Email: chaudley@arizona.edu(link sends e-mail)
T 520-621-8266


Advisory Council Members

Jasmine Chan

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Council Chair

Daisy Rodriguez Pitel

she/her/hers

Council member

Peter Chan

Council Member

Carolyn Classen

She/her/her

Council Member

Brooke Harris

she/her/hers

Council Member

Vicente Reid

he/him/his

council member

Abe Lai

he/him/his

council member

Paul Gee

council member

UA Staff

Yoon Lee

she/her/hers

council Member

Cindy Klingberg

she/her/hers

council member


MEETINGS

The Advisory Council members are alumni, educators, retirees and community members who are interested in helping the university achieve its goal of embracing our diversity as a strategic source of strength. The Advisory Council meetings are open to community members. If you are a community member who is interested in joining or attending the APA Advisory Council meetings, please contact the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at inclusion@arizona.edu for more information. 


Initiatives for 2019-2020

  • 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 Advisory Council members and students in the spring. 

Resources

 

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