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Sue Chan

Trustee, Ohlone CCD


Vice Chair

Whitney Yamamura

President, Folsom Lake College


Trisha Murakawa

 Trustee, El Camino CCD


 Andy Li

 Trustee, Contra Costa CCD


 Hal Gin

 Trustee, Chabot-Las Positas CCD

Whitney Yamamura


Folsom Lake College

Immediate Past Chair

Deborah J. Ikeda

Trustee, State Center CCD

AAPITA Supports
State Academic Senate
Resolution on Disaggregated Data

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As the largest system of higher education in the country with more than 2.1 million students attending 116 colleges, the California Community Colleges serve the most diverse student population of any system of higher education in the state. A commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion enriches the vision of equity outlined in the Vision for Success and fosters an inclusive, anti-racist campus culture.

Shout out to former AAPITA Vice Chair Rowena Tomaneng for serving on the DEI Implementation Workgroup. Kudos to AAPITA members Sue Chan, Debbie Ikeda, Cindi Reiss and Linda Wah for serving on additional work groups to operationalize the DEI Task Force's recommendations.

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At the AAPITA Caucus meeting held at the last CCLC Trustees Conference, the caucus formally supported a State Academic Resolution on the need to disaggregate Asian American and Pacific Islander data.

Click on the image above to review the resolution.

At the meeting, the caucus also formally endorsed a number of candidates for the ACCT Board:

  • Ken Brown* (Incumbent) – El Camino

  • Jose Alcala – Riverside

  • Danny Kelley – Redwoods

  • MaryAnn Lutz – Citrus College

  • Tammy Silver – Pasadena City College

  • Mary Strowbridge – San Luis Obispo County

Miss the meeting? You can view the agenda here.

Conference Raises Awareness of Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Communities

Rowena Tomaneng writes  about her experience at the Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education (APAHE) annual conference, where over 600 educators and students gathered in-person in Long Beach, CA for the first time since the pandemic. This year's theme Movement: Asian and Pacific Islanders (API) focused on APAHE's history of working towards racial equity for AAPI communities.

Caucus selfie, courtesy of Long Beach City College Trustee Vivian Malauulu

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