College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Asian Americans in Higher Education Panel: 2014

Doris Ching (Ed.D Arizona State University)

Dr. Doris Ching

DR. DORIS CHING served the state of Hawai`i for over 40 years as educator and University of Hawai`i faculty and leader. She was the first woman of color and first Asian/Pacific Islander elected president of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and NASPA Foundation. Dr. Ching also serves on accreditation teams of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and on the Advisory Council of the Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund. She is co-editor of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Higher Education Research and Perspectives on Identity, Leadership, and Success, 2012.

Henry Gee

Mr. Henry Gee

MR. HENRY GEE is in his 34th year in higher education, and his ninth year as the Vice President of Student Services at Rio Hondo College. Prior to that, he served for 10 years as the Dean of Student Affairs at Santa Ana College and 15 years at Azusa Pacific University. He has been active with the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) having served in many roles regionally and nationally; he is currently serving as the Region VI Director for NASPA. He has also served as the co-facilitator for the past ten years of the Leadership Development Program for Higher Education (LDPHE).

Bob Suzuki (Ph.D California Institute of Technology)

Dr. Bob Suzuki

DR. BOB SUZUKI retired as President of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in July 2003 after serving in this position for 12 years. In the course of his 35-year career in higher education, he served in several other administrative positions as well as various faculty positions at a number of different universities. During his entire career, he was deeply involved and very active in civil rights and public and community affairs. He was one of the leaders of a successful nationwide campaign that led to the Congressional repeal of the Emergency Detention Act of 1950, and served as Vice Chair of the Community Advisory Committee for the Desegregation of the Pasadena Schools. In 1996, he was appointed to a 6-year term on the National Science Board; and in 2000, he was appointed to a 4-year term on the California Student Aid Commission. Among numerous other awards, he was conferred the Order of the Rising Sun by the Japanese Government in 2003, was the recipient of the Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award by the American Council on Education in 2010, and most recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Asian American Studies in 2013. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Pasadena Bioscience Center and has helped organize the annual National Conference on Race & Ethnicity for the past eight years.

Anna Gonzalez (Ph.D. Claremont Graduate University)

Dr. Anna Gonzalez

DR. ANNA GONZALEZ is the Dean of Students for Lewis and Clark College. As the campus' chief student affairs officer, Anna oversees all facets of the co-curricular life of students including Housing, Multicultural Engagement, Health and Wellness, Athletics, and Student Activities, Leadership Development, and the Career Center. Before coming to Lewis and Clark College, Anna was the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and before then was the Associate Dean of Students at the University of California Irvine. She also sailed four times as Dean of Students with the Semester at Sea Program. She recently published an article in the book Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Higher Education: Research and Perspectives on Identity, Leadership, and Success (Ching and Agbayani, 2012).