AARCC Advisory Board


General Information

On a quarterly basis, AARCC staff consult with the Advisory Board which is composed of students, staff, faculty and alumni who work closely with Asian American students, Asian American issues, and/or Asian American Studies. The Advisory Board also serves to:

  • participate in providing vision for AARCC's mission, goals, infrastructure, and programs.
  • hear reports on activities and developments of AARCC
  • make recommendations to AARCC staff based on needs of various constituencies
  • act as a strategic group to advocate for AARCC and its needs when required
  • serve as a sounding board for vital issues relevant to AARCC when needed
  • play an outreach role for AARCC in the community on and off campus


The Advisory Board's specific responsibilities can be flexible and evolving and subcommittees may be formed based on interests of individual members and needs of AARCC. Member terms are typically an academic year and can be renewed. If you are interested in serving on the Advisory Board, please e-mail us at aarcc@uic.edu.


Next Meeting

Spring 2016 - TBD

Past Agendas and Notes


March 29, 2016

Notes (PDF) ; Notes (.txt)


November 4, 2015 March

Notes (PDF) ; Notes (.txt)


March 31, 2015
Notes (PDF) ; Notes (.txt)




Advisory Board Members 2015 - 2016

Anthoney Alonzo

Asian American Mentor Program

Veronica Arreola

Director, Women in Science & Engineering Program

Assistant Director, Center for Research on Women & Gender

Natasia Bongcas
Resident Director for Commons North (CMN) and Commons South (CMS), Campus Housing


Meghna Bhat

PhD Student, Criminology, Justice, and Law


Mark Chiang

Associate Professor, Asian American Studies and English

Director, Asian American Studies

Samantha Deleon

Assistant Director, Office of Admissions & Outreach


Mary Fleming Hughes

Associate Director, President's Award Program

Jill Huynh

Assistant Director, Asian American Studies

Undergraduate Advisor, UIC AANAPISI Initiative

Thomas Insley

Asian American Mentor Program


Hua Kao

Assistant Director, Financial Aid

Michael Kimball-Bryant

Assistant Director, Office of Career Services

Rachelle Johnson

Graduate Assistant, Asian American Mentor Program
Filipinos in Alliance

Rhonda Laylo

Student Organizations Coordinator, Campus Programs

Andy Ng
Resident Director for James Stukel Towers, Campus Housing


Annie Pho

Undergraduate Experience Librarian, IDEA Commons Manager


Rohan Patel

Asian American Students in Alliance

Korean American Student Association

Asian American Mentor Program

Jodi Stelley
Assistant Director, Student Development Services, New Student and Family Orientation