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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
Request pending
UT Austin - Division of Diversity and Community Engagement

University Federal Credit Union
University Federal Credit Union

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

Dr. Upali Weerasooriya Foundation

Officers

David Pan
Faculty Co-Chair

Vacant
Staff Co-Chair

Sona Shah
Secretary

Eileen Drake
Treasurer

Tony Vo
Social Events Chair

Joanna Drake
Historian

Rabindra Kar
Phoebe Wong
Board members &
IT support



Past Officers

Year Faculty Co-chair Staff Co-chair Secretary Treasurer Social Events Chair Public Relations Chair Historian Webmaster
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

RAISE Award Recipients

At the end of every academic year, AAAFSA accepts nominations for a distinguished faculty/teacher on campus, and a distinguished UT staff member. The nominee chosen by the Awards Committee is honored at the annual RAISE Awards ceremony. Past recipients of these awards are listed below.


Year Faculty Recipient Staff Recipient Teaching Award
2008 Dr. Rowena Fong Dr. Ge Chen N/A
2009 Dr. Madeline Hsu Kenyatta Dawson N/A
2010 Dr. Patrick Wong Smita Ruzicka N/A
2011 N/A Alex Pong Judge Ramey Ko
2012 Dr. Snehal Shingavi Jennifer Wang N/A
2013 Dr. Xiaofen Keating Sona Shah N/A

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