Akil Vohra
Akil Vohra

South Seattle College’s Asian American Native American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) will host a two-day conference for Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) on February 6 and 7, with a keynote address from Senior Advisor at the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), Akil Vohra.

The conference, titled “Engaging in Promising Practices,” is the first of its kind held in the Northwest. Registration is now open and is available here. The deadline for registration is January 30.

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Vohra serves as a senior advisor to the AAPI and oversees a number of issues including education, data disaggregation issues improving Asian American and Pacific Islander representation in federal government, and a bully prevention campaign.

Throughout the conference, many workshops will place a strong focus on culturally responsive teaching and learning along with transformative curriculum and pedagogy, student engagement and development, the assessment of promising practices and cross-campus collaborations with community based partnerships.

“We are pleased to host this one-of-a-kind national conference,” South’s AANAPISI Director May Lukens said in a statement. “This gives us an opportunity to not only share some of the practices that we have in place at our diverse college, it also allows other MSI’s (Minority Serving Institutions) to engage and share their lessons learned in serving an increasingly diverse student population.”

In addition to Vohra, featured speakers include: Dr. Robert Teranshi from the University of California-Los Angeles, Dr. Shirley Hune from the University of Washington, Rowena Tomaneng from De Anza College, South Seattle College’s Vice President of Student Services Rosie Rimando-Chareunsap and more.

Engaging in Promising Practices conference
February 6 and 7
Registration will close on January 30. Register here.
South Seattle College, 6000 16th Ave SW, Jim Brockey Center

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