EWCA - Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP)

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.





ASDP Alumni Newsletter

The Asian Studies Development Program's Alumni Newsletter appears twice a year each Fall and Spring.  The available issues are listed below.

May 2015 Issue

October 2014 Issue

October 2013 Issue

April 2013 Issue

October 2012 Issue

February 2012 Issue

November 2010 Issue

June 2010 Issue

November 2009 Issue

April 2009 Issue

November 2008 Issue

April 2008 Issue

October 2007 Issue



Chapter Leader

Dona Cady
(ASDP: 2004, ’07, ’08, ’09, ’10, ’11, ’12, ’13, '14 ’15, '16; ASSOC: Beijing Intl Conf 2012)
Dean of Global Education
Middlesex Community College
Bedford, MA

Chapter Officers

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
Jeffrey Dippmann, Central Washington University, ARCAS Representative, 2015-2017
Peter Hershock, Asian Studies Development Program, Alumni Chapter Advisor, 2011 -


Asian Studies Development Program Chapter By-Laws (amended April 22, 2014)

Chapter Information

To view this Chapter's quarterly activity reports, go to the EWCA Blog and search on "Chapter Reports."

Meeting Minutes

Minutes for March 16, 2016 meeting

Minutes for March 20, 2015 meeting

Minutes for March 14, 2014 meeting

Minutes for March 1, 2013 meeting

Minutes for March 31, 2012 meeting

Minutes for March 25, 2011 meeting

Minutes for June 30, 2010 meeting

Minutes for March 6, 2009 meeting

Minutes for March 8, 2008 meeting