ACCCA Award for Progress in Diversity
This award was sanctioned by the ACCCA Board in 2002 to honor both individual administrators and organizations that have demonstrated a significant contribution to the progress of diversity on a campus, in a district or in the state.
This honoree didn’t just receive one nomination – he received three nominations for his outstanding contributions!
While managing Human Resources and EEO programs at Chabot-Las Positas CCD, Wyman Fong maintained a two year term as President of Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education a.k.a. APAHE. As a result of his leadership he has more than doubled the participation of the APAHE conference that uniquely addresses professional growth for Asians aspiring to engage in higher education nationwide.
One of the nominators, Abe Ali had this to say: ”I am very proud to be his colleague and friend. He has personally assisted several Asian Pacific Americans advance professionally at numerous higher education institutions across California and nationwide. Wyman helped me promote from Vice President to Vice Chancellor. He continues to council me on doing better for myself personally and for my family. He gives his genuine attention, heart, and soul to all that engage with him.”
Photo by Patti Marcotte – ACCCA Editor & Communications Coordinator