Asian American Faculty, Staff & Alumni (AAFSA) Club

Asian women performing a fan dance

The Asian American Faculty, Staff and Alumni (AAFSA) Club was established in 1989 at the University of Arizona to support and recognize the achievements and interests of Asian American faculty, staff, alumni, and students. It is the mission of AAFSA to develop partnerships between UArizona organizations and community business, professional, and service organizations to promote the academic, intellectual, and cultural needs and interests of the campus community and its broader constituency and to foster greater understanding and appreciation of Asian or Pacific American traditions and heritages.


Theodore Tong



Awarding scholarships with the charitable support of donors, friends, and the Arizona community is one of the most important things we do. Scholarships provide access to college for students who otherwise could not afford it and bring the best and brightest minds to the university.


    AAFSA relies on donations and community support to fund events and its scholarship fund. The club greatly appreciates donations of any size.

    Board of Directors

    • Theodore Tong, president
    • Peter Chan, vice president
    • Cheryl Tomoeda, treasurer
    • Josie Gin, secretary
    • Linda Don, member
    • Howard Eng, member
    • John Fung, member
    • Caryn Jung, member
    • Pasty Lee, member
    • Dan Xayaphanh, member
    • Silvia Xu, member