Sept. 29, 2021

315: The AAPI Pipeline - with Dr. Rowena M. Tomaneng, President, San José City College

We welcome YOU back to America's leading higher education podcast, The EdUp Experience!  In this episode, President Series #103, YOUR guest is Dr. Rowena M. Tomaneng, President at San José City College, & YOUR sponsor is Unmudl!

Listen in as Joe talks with Rowena about what must be done to increase the number of Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) leaders in higher education. YOU will also learn about San Jose City College's designation by the United States Department of Education's (USDOE) of Asian American & Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, & what that allows Rowena and her staff to do to help their population of students. 

Dr. Rowena M. Tomaneng’s leadership, teaching, service, & research are guided by social justice and equity frameworks. She is currently the President of San Jose City College in the San Jose-Evergreen Community College District. From 2016-2020, she served as the President of Berkeley City College in the Peralta Community College District. There, she launched The Berkeley Promise–a City of Berkeley, Berkeley Unified School District, Berkeley City College, & Berkeley Community Fund partnership to close the racial opportunity gap for low-income African American, Asian American, & Latino students. 

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