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California State University and the College Board Convene
Asian American/Pacific Islander Education Summit in Los Angeles

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CSU Contact:
Clara Potes-Fellow
(562) 951-4806

College Board Contact:
Adriana Flores
(408) 367-1436

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(April 18, 2012) – The Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Higher Education Summit will convene April 25 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Westin Bonaventure Hotel, in downtown Los Angeles.

Addressing critical issues such as the "Asian model-minority myth," the summit will present the newest research about AAPI students.

"The AAPI summit offers an unparalleled opportunity for educators to engage with outside experts and each other about the complicated issues facing AAPI students and what we can do to address them," said Gaston Caperton, president of The College Board. "The summit will allow educators to share their stories and to hear from speakers and panelists who will help us all think beyond our own small corner of the world. It’s time to think big and act bigger."

The event will feature respected AAPI higher education leaders including Leroy Morishita, president of California State University, East Bay, Mo Qayoumi president of San Jose State University, Iosefa (Sefa) Aina, dean and director of the Asian American Resource Center at Pomona College and Robert Teranishi, associate professor at New York University.

"We see this conference as an opportunity to advance our strategy for improving college access and completion for all Asian American and Pacific Islander students," said Charles B. Reed, chancellor of the California State University system. "We also look forward to showcasing our Journey to Success program as a national model for effective partnerships and community engagement to raise college awareness and preparation among AAPI students and families."

Organized by the College Board and the California State University system, the summit will welcome leaders of national advocacy and community-based organizations, college admission and outreach officers, faculty and teachers, school counselors, policymakers and parent engagement coordinators.

The summit program can be found here.
Click here to register.


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