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 - Human Resource Services (UTemps)
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|
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|
|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|
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