Now Associate Director for Asian American Studies
Ajay T. Nair, the director of the Pan-Asian American Community
(PAACH) since fall 2002 (Almanac November
has left that position to become associate director of the
Asian American Studies Department. Dharma Naik, PAACH program
coordinator, will serve as interim director of the cultural
resource center, which opened in 2000. Beginning this spring,
a national search for a full-time director will be conducted.
Nair will be a great addition to the Asian American Studies
providing strong leadership as he did at PAACH," said Dr. Valarie
Swain-Cade McCoullum, Vice Provost for University Life.
a doctoral student in the Graduate School of Education, has
joined PAACH in a part-time capacity as program coordinator.
Bernard Ukwuegbu will continue in his role as graduate assistant,
and Kusum Soin will continue her responsibilities as PAACH
information about the Pan-Asian American Community House, its
mission and programs, can be found on its website at www.vpul.upenn.edu/paach.