Doris Ching served as University of Hawai`i Vice President for Student Affairs, 1987 through 2005. Her prior positions were Assistant to UH President, associate professor/associate dean of education, and director of Teacher Corps. She received her Ed.D. from Arizona State University, and BEd and MEd from the University of Hawai`i at Manoa.
Dr. Ching was the first woman of color and first Asian Pacific Islander to be elected president of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and NASPA Foundation. She served on national commissions, boards of directors, accreditation teams, and consultant in various states, Pacific Islands, and Asia. An advocate of success and equal rights for all students, she led the development of major UH programs and serves as mentor to numerous professionals of diverse backgrounds and ethnicities across the nation. She is recipient of the NAAAP 100, NASPA Legacy, NASPA Pillar of the Profession, Alpha Gamma Delta Distinguished Citizen, and other national awards. She is co-editor of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Higher Education Research and Perspectives in Identity, Leadership, and Success.