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Mission

The mission of the Asian/Asian American Faculty and Staff Association (AAAFSA) at The University of Texas at Austin is to support, celebrate, and empower Asian and Asian American faculty and staff by fostering a community that provides opportunities for networking, communication, and growth -- both personal and professional.

AAAFSA also serves as a voice that represents and advocates for its members, while increasing awareness of Asian and Asian American issues within the University community.

Sponsors and Donors [2013-14]

UT Austin - Office of the President

UT Austin - Division of Diversity and Community Engagement

UT Austin - Division of Diversity and Community Engagement

UT Austin - Human Resource Services (UTemps) UT Austin - Human Resource Services

Dr. Upali Weerasooriya Foundation

Officers

Xiaofen Keating
Faculty Co-Chair

Charles Lu
Staff Co-Chair

Joanna Drake
Secretary

Eileen Drake
Treasurer

Divya Bheda
Social Events Chair

Rabindra Kar
Webmaster

Rabindra Kar
Webmaster

Justin Samuel
Historian



Past Officers

Year Faculty Co-chair Staff Co-chair Secretary Treasurer Social Events Chair Public Relations Chair Historian Webmaster/Social media
2006-08 Dr. Rowena Fong Smita Ruzicka Dr. Ge Chen Albert Yeung Bonnibel Fonbuena N/A Shilpa Hegde Bonnibel Fonbuena
2008-10 N/A Dr. Ge Chen Kenyatta Dawson Doreen Ip-Pong Eugenia Beh N/A Alice Dewberry Alex Pong
2010-12 Dr. Al Mok Alex Pong Eugenia Beh/Eileen Drake Doreen Ip-Pong Jaya Soni (2010-11) Smita Ruzicka Eileen Drake/Jennifer Wang Jennifer Wang/Rabindra Kar & Phoebe Wong
2012-14 Dr. David Pan Alex Pong Sona Shah Eileen Drake Tony Vo   Joanna Drake Rabindra Kar & Phoebe Wong

RAISE Award Recipients

Towards the end of every academic year (April/May), AAAFSA accepts nominations of faculty/teachers on campus, UT staff members, and graduate students, who demonstrate exemplary service and commitment to the Asian and Asian-American community at UT. One nominee in each category is chosen by the Awards Committee, to be honored at the annual RAISE Awards ceremony. Past recipients of these awards are listed below.


Year Faculty Award Staff Award
2008 Dr. Rowena Fong Dr. Ge Chen
2009 Dr. Madeline Hsu Kenyatta Dawson
2010 Dr. Patrick Wong Dr. Smita Ruzicka
2011 Judge Ramey Ko
(Adjunct faculty teaching award)
Alex Pong
2012 Dr. Snehal Shingavi Jennifer Wang
2013 Dr. Xiaofen Keating Sona Shah
2014 Dr. David Pan Eileen Drake


Year Faculty Award Staff Award Graduate Student Award
2015 Dr. Yuri Jang Joanna Drake Rulan Shangguan

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