First-year students and transfer students in their first year who have already achieved academic success at the University were honored at the Success Scholars reception Feb. 23. The Success Scholars program recognizes new students who earned a GPA of 3.75…
Hsiao Appointed Interim Director of Disability Cultural Center
Huey Hsiao, associate director in the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), has been appointed the interim director of the Disability Cultural Center (DCC), effective Jan. 1, 2019. Hsiao’s interim role comes on the heels of Director Diane Wiener’s appointment as research professor and associate director of the Burton Blatt Institute’s new Office of Interdisciplinary Programs and Outreach.
Hsiao brings nearly two decades of experience in higher education in roles spanning diversity and inclusion, student success, international education, advising, enrollment and recruiting. Throughout his career, Hsiao has been an advocate for inclusion and equity. He has worked with partners across the University and broader community, including the DCC, LGBT Resource Center, Slutzker Center for International Services, student organizations and ESF’s Student Diversity and Inclusion Office, to host programs centered on identity, privilege, intersectionality and cultural awareness.
Joining OMA in January 2012, Hsiao leads and directs mentoring programs, including the nationally recognized WellsLink Leadership Program, and coordinates the University’s annual celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Hsiao also serves on the Chancellor’s Task Force on Sexual and Relationship Violence and the Chancellor’s Ad Hoc Committee on DACA/Undocumented Students.
The national search process has commenced for a permanent director.