The Asian Pacific American Network (APAN) is one of five networks within the Standing Committee for Multicultural Affairs (CMA). The purpose of CMA is to act as the coordinating directorate body for educating student affairs professionals on the issues and concerns of students, faculty, and staff of color in the higher education community.

APAN 2019-2020 Lead Team

The initiatives and activities of APAN are led by a volunteer team of student affairs and higher education professionals. Collectively, the leadership team offers community-building, educational awareness, networking, and professional development opportunities for Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) professionals, and advocates for APIDA-related issues within CMA, ACPA, and the greater higher education field.


Demeturie Toso-Lafaele Gogue, University of California, Los Angeles

Cherry Lim, Middlesex Community College

Past Chair:

Amanda Assalone


William Hsu, Loyola University New Orleans

Amy Wang, University of California, San Diego

Community Engagement:

Eric Carnaje, University of Vermont

Sheraz Iqbal, Yale University

Hannah Hyun White, University of California, San Diego

Scholarship, Research, & Advocacy:

Vanessa Na, University of California, San Diego

Vandana Pawa, Pace University

Convention Programs:

Paula Hoang, University of California, Davis

Yuan Zhou, University oof San Francisco

Ad Hoc: External Affairs & Development

Marc Paulo Guzman, University of Virginia