9th Annual APIASF Higher Education Summit. June 20-21, 2018. Washington, D.C.. Institutionalizing Support for APIA Students

On June 20-21, 2018, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) will host its annual Higher Education Summit at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. Organized into a series of workshops, presentations, panels, and concurrent sessions, the 2018 APIASF Higher Education Summit will highlight how the acceleration of student success, mobilization of communities and resources, and advancement of institutional capacity contribute to broad scale meaningful change for Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) students.

To help address these challenges, APIASF launched a strategic initiative to strengthen institutional capacity for Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs). This initiative, announced at the 2017 APIASF Summit, set the foundation for a model of strategic collaboration and agenda setting in the three areas of policy, advocacy, and public awareness to increase success for APIA students. Strategic collaboration among key stakeholders at the local, state, and national level is critical to addressing the holistic range of barriers that students often face. The 2018 Higher Education Summit will provide a forum to help engage researchers, policymakers, community leaders, corporate partners, and educators to develop and implement meaningful change in their local communities.

Thank you to the following Higher Education Summit Steering Committee Members:

Loretta Adrian, PhD, President, Coastline Community College Pamela Eddinger, PhD, President, Bunker Hill Community College Dr. Kay Eggleston, President, Richland College Mary Okada, EdD, President, Guam Community College Curtiss Takada Rooks, PhD, Assistant Professor, Asian Pacific American Studies/American Cultures, Loyola Marymount University Naomi Story, Executive Director, National Asian/Pacific Islander Council