• AASCU Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    We’re proud to celebrate the accomplishments of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) alumni, students, presidents/chancellors, and staff at AASCU member institutions.

    Nearly 3% of AASCU’s presidents/chancellors are AAPI. About 2% of U.S. presidents of higher education institutions surveyed in the 2017 American Council on Education’s American College President Study are Asian or Asian American.


    California State University

    Massachusetts College of Art and Design

    Northern Arizona University

    Northern Kentucky University

    • During the month of May, NKU’s Office of Inclusive Excellence will be sharing names, stories, and photos of AAPI icons to celebrate their achievements and contributions to America’s history.

    Queens College, City University of New York

    • Throughout May, Queens College has scheduled events for AAPI Heritage Month, highlighting the history and cultural contributions of the diverse AAPI community and addressing the recent precipitous rise in anti-Asian hate crime across the United States.

    University at Albany, State University of New York

    University of Houston-Clear Lake 

    • UH-Clear Lake put together a reading list to deepen understanding of the AAPI community.

    University of North Carolina at Charlotte

    Please contact Kellee Edmonds, AASCU’s vice president for communications and public relations, to share your news and information about outstanding AAPI faculty, alumni, and students at your institution.