Region: Constituent/Special Interest
The ASDP Alumni Chapter was established to help ASDP program alumni support the Asian Studies Development Program in its efforts to enhance undergraduate teaching and learning about Asian cultures and societies, and to support the East-West Center (EWC) in its mission of contributing to the realization of a just, prosperous and equitable Asia-Pacific community. The ASDP Alumni Chapter cooperates with the East-West Center Association (EWCA) Executive Board and the EWC Alumni Association Office to promote activities and initiatives consistent with the EWC mission.
The ASDP Alumni Chapter was the first non-geographic, special interest alumni chapter and remains the largest chapter in the EWC Alumni Association. The general meeting of the ASDP Alumni Chapter is held annually in conjunction with the ASDP National Conference. The elected Chapter leadership includes a President and Vice-President (2-year terms), Secretary and Treasurer (5-year terms) and two Members-at-Large.
With volunteer assistance, the ASDP Alumni Chapter publishes an electronic newsletter that features news about ASDP alumni and programs, and other content relevant to expanding and enhancing undergraduate Asian studies.
The Asian Studies Development Program's Alumni Newsletter appears twice a year each Fall and Spring. The available issues are listed below.
(ASDP: 2004, ’07, ’08, ’09, ’10, ’11, ’12, ’13, '14 ’15, '16; ASSOC: Beijing Intl Conf 2012)
Dean of Global Education
Middlesex Community College
Dona Cady, Middlesex Community College, President, 2016-2018
Dennis Arjo, Johnson County Community College, Vice-President, 2016-2018
Matthew Ruane, Florida Institute of Technology, Secretary, 2015-2020
Pamela Herron, University of Texas at El Paso, Treasurer, 2014-2019
James Deitrick, University of Central Arkansas, Member-at-Large, 2015-2018
Barbara Lass, San Francisco Community College, Member-at-Large, 2016-2018
Eric Spears, Georgia College, Member-at-Large, 2014-2017
Thomas Patterson, Johnson County Community College, ARCAS Representative, 2016-2018
Peter Hershock, Asian Studies Development Program, Alumni Chapter Advisor, 2011 -
To view this Chapter's quarterly activity reports, go to the EWCA Blog and search on "Chapter Reports."