Dr. Connie Tingson-Gatuz, President and Executive Director of the Asian American Justice Center (AAJC)
In her tenth year working with APIA U, Dr. Connie Tingson-Gatuz serves as the Lead Facilitator. She is Vice President for Student Affairs and Mission Integration at Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan. Over the last seventeen years, Connie has worked in various Academic and Student Affairs areas. She has created dozens of APIA serving initiatives atMichigan State University and the University of Michigan and advised multiple Asian American student organizations. Connie has served as a consultant for nine years for the Gates Millenium Scholarship (GMS) Program, consulted with OCA on various APIA scholarships, served as theMidwest Association for Filipino Americans (MAFA) organizing committee Advisor, and served on the Board of Advisors for the Midwest Asian American Student Union (MAASU). In addition to authoring government and corporate grants to support college students, she co-authored a book chapter, Unwritten Rules: Organizational and Political Realities on the Job, for new Student Affairs professionals. Honored with the 2010 National Association for Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) API Knowledge Community Outstanding Mentor award, she continues to develop students and professionals in higher education. She earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in Higher Education Administration from Michigan State University.