Dr. Harris Provides an Informed Perspective on BLM Yesterday, Dr. Clem Harris engaged the ASA community with a wealth of historical and statistical information that painted a more complete picture of the Black Lives Matter movement as it is situated within a context of systemic racial violence and neglect that extends back decades. Among the topics covered in some detail were the “Stop and Frisk” policies employed by police departments. A historical argument was made that these policies are consistent...
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An Unprecedented Honor, President Valencia Joins FAPSC Board
Dear ASA College Community:
Please join us in congratulating our President, Jose Valencia, who has just been elected as the newest member of the 22-member Board of Directors of the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges (FAPSC). Established in 1956, FAPSC has been working on behalf of hundreds of degree- and non-degree-granting career schools in Florida.
It is the first time in the 36-year history of ASA College that its President or anyone from its Executive Team has been elected to the Board of any association of schools, colleges, universities, or academic institutions anywhere in the country. “I am deeply honored and extremely grateful to the FAPSC Board for giving me this opportunity to serve the 250,000 students in 200 occupational fields that the FAPSC serves,” said ASA College President Jose Valencia, who is only the second Ecuadorian American to be a President of an American college or university in U.S. history, the other one being Dr. F. Javier Cevallos, the current President of Framingham State University in Framingham, Massachusetts.
Mr. Valencia joins an august association whose membership includes some notable current and former members. They include Dr. Art Keiser, Chancellor of Keiser University and the current Chairperson of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality, and Integrity (NACIQI), Peter Crocitto, current Chairperson of Commission of the Florida Department of Education – Commission on Independent Education (FLDOE-CIE), and Nancy Bradley, current Commissioner, FLDOE-CIE.
We are very proud of this significant honor conferred on our leader.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month The month of April is designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The mission of SAAM is to bring awareness and educate individuals on how to prevent sexual assault. You can find more information on how to actively be involved in ending sexual assault on www.nsvrc.org
Statement on Current Racial Violence Against Asians Our ASA Community is a proudly diverse one, and we know first-hand the great benefit that Asian and Asian American perspectives and achievements bring to our classrooms, our faculty and staff, and our reputation in the world. Our Chinese Cultural Events in January and February 2020 are but one testament to this fact. That some in our society fail to appreciate the contributions of Asian and Asian Americans, and worse, demonstrate hatred towards them is both ignorant...