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Postby BlueWater on Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:15 pm

Frank Chong is a former community college president at Mission College in Santa Clara, CA, and at Laney College in Oakland, CA. he also served as Dean of Student Affairs at City College of San Francisco. Throughout his career, one of the prevalent misconceptions he have encountered is the “Model Minority Myth,” which stereotypes all Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) as a successful group of students.

Before getting into community college administration Dr. Chong was special assistant to the Speaker of the California State Assembly, Willie L. Brown, Jr. Adding to Dr. Chong’s understanding of education issues he also served as an elected member of the San Francisco Board of Education.

Dr. Chong received a B.A. in Social Welfare and Asian American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. He earned a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University, and a Doctorate in Educational Administration, Leadership and Technology from Dowling College.
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Postby BlueWater on Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:27 pm

Frank Chong began his duties as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Colleges in the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, in January, 2010.

He was an appointed member of the San Francisco Children and Families Commission, and was elected to the San Francisco Board of Education in 1998. From 1987 to 1991, he served as special assistant to Willie L. Brown, Jr., the Speaker of the California State Assembly. Dr. Chong has served on numerous boards focused on higher education, including the Chief Executive Officers Board of the California Community Colleges and the American Council on Education Commission on Advancement of Racial and Ethnic Equity.

Frank Chong says,Higher education policy needs to be better informed about the experiences of all American students if we are going to meet President Obama’s goal of having the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020.

Chong's professional experience spans every level of education, from cradle to career. Prior to assuming the Laney College presidency.Chong received a B.A. in social welfare and Asian American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley and a master's degree in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He also completed the Institute of Educational Management at Harvard's Graduate School of Education, and earned his doctorate in educational administration, leadership and technology from Dowling College in Oakdale, New York.
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