The Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Summit will be held on Wednesday, April 25, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, 404 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles.

The summit convenes educators, community leaders and policymakers to address the challenges facing AAPI students and those who serve them. It will showcase effective partnerships and highlight community engagement initiatives and strategies for access and student success.

School counselors, teachers, college admission and outreach officers, financial aid administrators, leaders of national advocacy and community-based organizations, and parent engagement coordinators are invited to attend.

Participant registration: $100. To register, visit For questions, email or call (800) 787-7477, ext. 2.

To reserve a room by phone, call (866) 716-8132 and request the rates associated with the group “The College Board.” All reservations must be made by April 11 in order to receive these rates, pending availability.  Discounted room rates: single occupancy, $165; double occupancy, $165; triple occupancy, $185; quadruple occupancy, $185.

Westin Bonaventure has limited availability for parking. It’s a discounted rate of $16 (tax included) for both day-use guests and overnight guests.

If your organization would like to sponsor or exhibit at the summit, email

Conference Schedule

Dr. Mohammad H. Qayoumi, president of San Jose State University.

Registration opens at 7 a.m.

7:45-8:15 a.m.: Continental breakfast

8 a.m.: Call to attendees

8:30 a.m.: Welcome remarks by Peter Negroni, senior vice president, The College Board, and Mitchell Maki, acting provost and vice president for academic affairs, CSU Dominguez Hills

8:50 a.m.: Morning keynote address by Iosefa (Sefa) Aina, dean and director, Asian American Resource Center, Pomona College

9:40 a.m.: “Introduction to the AAPI Landscape.” Speakers: Robert Teranishi, associate professor of higher education, New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development; Trina Tan, student, CSU Fullerton

10:20 a.m.: Access Panel. Moderator: Simon Kim, professor of educational psychology, CSU Long Beach; Henry Gee, vice president of student services, Rio Hondo College; Barbara Kim, associate professor, CSU Long Beach; Malinni Roeun, professor of mathematics , Coastline Community College; Vu Tran, director of admissions, UCLA; Kehaulani Vaughn, doctoral student in ethnic studies, UC Riverside

12 p.m.: Networking lunch

12:50 p.m.: Call to attendees

1:15 p.m.: Afternoon keynote address by Leroy Morishita, president, CSU East Bay

2 p.m.: Success Panel. Speakers: Marsha Hirano-Nakanishi, California State University, Office of the Chancellor; Keith Camacho, assistant professor, UCLA; Ding-Jo H. Currie, professor, CSU Fullerton; Tu-Uyen Nguyen, assistant professor, CSU Fullerton; Mary Ann Takemoto, associate vice president for student services, CSU Long Beach; Linda Trinh Vo, associate professor, UC Irvine

3:30 p.m.: Break

3:45 p.m.: CSU Initiative Panel. Speakers: Clara Potes-Fellow, director of community partnerships, California State University, Office of the Chancellor; Nancy Wada McKee, assistant vice president for student affairs, CSU Los Angeles; Howard Wang, associate vice president for student affairs, CSU Fullerton

4:30 p.m.: Break-out group discussion

5 p.m.: Closing remarks by Mo H. Qayoumi, president, San José State University

5:30 p.m.: Networking reception (entertainment and hors d’oeuvres provided)

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