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A Fireside Chat with Dr. Judy Sakaki ♥ ★

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Dr. Judy Sakaki
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The AAPI Womxn in Leadership and Academic & Professional Women of UCI would like to invite you to a Fireside Chat with Dr. Judy Sakaki on Wednesday, September 30th at 3:00pm PST.


Please join us as Sarah Yoo (Associate Director, UCI Paul Merage School of Business) leads a discussion with Dr. Judy Sakaki (President, Sonoma State University) covering topics such as issues around AAPI leadership, diversity and inclusion, mentorship, and the higher education career journey. Though this event is hosted by the AAPI Womxn in Leadership Initiative, all are welcome.


More about Dr. Judy Sakaki:

Dr. Judy K. Sakaki became Sonoma State University’s seventh president on July 1, 2016. Sonoma State is one of 23 campuses within the California State University, the largest public university system in the country. She is the first Japanese-American woman in the nation to lead a four-year college or university. Her career in higher education has been devoted to leading, developing and implementing best practices in access, affordability, inclusion and student success. Previously, she served as Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of California-Office of the President; Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of California, Davis; and Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Fresno State.


We ask attendees to watch Dr. Sakaki’s interview with the Museum of Sonoma County prior to attending the event. In the interview, Dr. Sakaki elaborates on her career journey, challenges she’s faced as an AAPI leader in higher education, and what universities can do to move the needle on diversity, inclusion, and equity. Please click here to view the interview.


Event Schedule:

  • 3:00pm – 3:05pm – Introductions
  • 3:05pm – 3:30pm – Moderated Discussion
  • 3:30pm – 4:00pm – Audience Q&A


*Please remember to watch Dr. Sakaki’s interview with the Museum of Sonoma county prior to joining us on September 30th. Click here to view the 25-minute interview*


Founded in 2018 by staff and faculty, the AAPI Womxn in Leadership initiative is a sub-group formed under the AAPI Staff Association that aims to create a community for faculty, staff, and students to explore their identities while sharing challenges, successes, and lessons learned along the way. 

AAPI Womxn in Leadership Initiative 


Wednesday, Sep 30, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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