Dr. Mia Tuan is the Dean of the University of Washington College of Education and has served in this role since 2015. Throughout her career, Dr. Tuan has worked to strengthen equity and inclusion for students of all backgrounds across educational settings. Her commitment to helping all students know that they matter and belong originated with her upbringing as a 1.5 generation American. Born in Taiwan, Dr. Tuan migrated to the U.S.… Read More
Dr. Ming-Tung “Mike” Lee is the former Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Administration & Business Affairs at California State University, Sacramento. At the time he received the award, he was Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. In the 69-year history of the university, Dr. Lee is the first Asian ever served as the Provost and the Vice President/CFO positions.
Dr. Lee has dedicated his career to providing a life-changing higher education to students from all backgrounds and social economic statuses. … Read More
Dr. S. David Wu joined George Mason University as Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs on July 1, 2014. In this role, he is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the full range of the university’s academic activities, including curricular, instructional, and research affairs.
Dr. Wu came to Fairfax, Virginia from Bethlehem, PA, where he served as Dean of the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, and holder of the Lee A.… Read More
Dr. Liza Cariaga-Lo is the former Associate Provost of Academic Development and Diversity at Brown University. She has dedicated her career to understanding inequality and she is an advocate for more diverse educational systems. She continues a tradition of Asian American activism on college campuses and she focuses her work on addressing inequality in academia. Dr. Cariaga-Lo is a leader in the fields of education program evaluation, minority student development, ethnic minority health care and public policy affecting children and families.… Read More
Dr. Ellen Junn is the President of California State University, Stanislaus. At the time of her award, she was the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at San Jose State University. During her time at SJSU, she worked to increase and coordinate multiple support programs to improve student learning, retention, and graduation rates, with special attention to closing the under-represented minority student graduation gap. Dr. Junn graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan with High Honors in Psychology in 1979, and earned a Ph.D.… Read More
Dr. Jacqueline L. Mok is the Vice President for Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Prior to this position, she was Secretary of the Board of Trustees, Vice President and Chief of Staff at Johns Hopkins University. At the time of her award, Dr. Mok was at the University of Arizona, where she was appointed the first Vice President and Chief of Staff.… Read More
Dr. Suresh Subramani is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus and at the the time of his award, the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and a Chancellor Associates Chair at the University of California San Diego. A professor of Molecular Biology and a highly distinguished cell and molecular biologist, he has been a member of the UC San Diego faculty since 1981. Dr. Subramani received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from UC Berkeley, was a post-doctoral fellow in Biochemistry at Stanford University, and has won numerous awards and fellowships.… Read More
Dr. Phyllis M. Wise is the former Chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At the time she received her award, she was the Interim President of the University of Washington.
At the University of Washington, she had responsibility for all programs and operations of the University, reporting directly to the Board of Regents. The University of Washington is an AAU research university with an annual operating budget of near $4 billion and nearly 35,000 full and part-time employees.… Read More
Dr. S. Shankar Sastry is the Dean of Engineering, Roy W. Carlson Professor of EECS, BioE & ME and faculty director of the Blum Center for Developing Economies at the University of California, Berkeley. An internationally recognized expert on embedded and autonomous software, Dean Sastry has an exceptional background in technology research, spearheading projects to improve the nation’s cyber security and network infrastructure as well as initiatives in robotics and hybrid and embedded systems.… Read More
Dr. Meredith Jung-En Woo is currently the president of Sweet Briar College. At the time of her award, she was serving as the dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia. She came to UVA from the University of Michigan, where she served most recently as professor of political science and associate dean for the social sciences in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts.… Read More
Dr. Vivian S. Lee
Former Vice Dean for Science, Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of NYU Medical Center
Dr. Subra Suresh
Current: President of Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
At time of award: Dean of Engineering and Ford Professor of Engineering, MIT
Dr. Norman C. Tien
Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Hong Kong
Frank H. Wu
Current: William L. Prosser Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California Hastings College of the Law
At time of Award: Chancellor & Dean, University of California Hastings College of the Law
Dr.… Read More