Our People

The work of APIA Scholars would not be possible without the efforts and generosity of countless Scholars, advisors, institutions, and supportive companies and their dedicated employees. Learn more about the ones making a difference below:

Dr. Audrey Yamagata-Noji

Mt. San Antonio College, Vice President, Student Services

Audrey Yamagata-Noji, Ph.D. serves as the Vice President, Student Services at Mt. San Antonio College where she has administrative oversight for all support services and specialized grants and equity initiatives, including the college’s AANPISI grant, the Arise Program. Through her role as a founding member and past president of Asian and Pacific Americans in Higher Education (APAHE), Audrey worked with other educational leaders (Dr. Mark Mitsui, Dr. Frank Chong) to advocate for the establishment of AANAPISI grant funding. Through APAHE, Audrey has worked with Dr. Pat Neilson to support the ongoing collaboration among AANAPISI grant programs. Audrey also serves as the co-coordinator for LEAP Advance, a specialized leadership development program offered annually through Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc.

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