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 [2014-15]UT Austin - Office of the President
UT Austin - Division of Diversity and Community Engagement
UT Austin - Human Resource Services (UTemps) also 2015-16
Dr. Upali Weerasooriya Foundation
|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|
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)
|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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