As a part of the APIASF Higher Education Summit series, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) held the APIASF College Completion Forum: Strengthening Institutions that Serve Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders on June 27-28, 2011 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. This two-part forum will brought together a group of nearly 400 multicultural political leaders, higher education researchers and administrators, representatives from the private and government sectors, community organizations, foundations, and students, to generate an active dialogue on the national college completion agenda and its impact on the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.
Highlights of the event included the presentation of new research by the National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE), panels focused on increasing college completion for AAPI students, networking opportunities, and a special reception to recognize the work of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Participants also shared in the launch of the new Asian Pacific Islander American Association of Colleges and Universities (APIACU) that will work to help support institutions that serve high numbers of Asian American and Pacific Islander students.
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