AAJA is proud to welcome the new slate of officers for 2022-2023 term

AAJA is proud to welcome the new slate of officers for 2022-2023 term

Here are the officers elect

Nicole Dungca will continue as Senior Vice President for the 2022-2023 term.

The senior vice president shall oversee directors of platforms and affinity groups, to ensure direct representation of members. The senior vice president’s duties include identifying and pursuing opportunities for chapter development. The senior vice president serves as acting president in the event the president is unable to fulfill his or her duties.

Shirley Qiu will continue as Vice President of Communications (Secretary) for the 2022-2023 term.

The vice president of communications, otherwise known as secretary, shall keep, or cause to be kept, a book of minutes at the principal office or such other place as the board of directors may order, of all meetings of the directors and membership. Minutes shall include time and place of the meeting; whether regular or special, and if special, how authorized; the type of notice given; the name of those present at the directors meetings; the number of members present; and the proceedings of the meeting.

The vice president of communications shall give, or cause to be given, notice of all the meetings of the membership and of the board of directors required by the By-laws or by law. S/he shall keep the seal of the corporation in safe custody, and shall have such other powers and perform other duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors or by the By-laws. The holder of this office shall be a member of the corporation’s Board of Directors.


Kris B. Vera-Phillips will continue as Vice President of Journalism Programs for the 2022-2023 term.

The vice president of journalism programs shall be dedicated to fulfilling the following two tenets of AAJA’s mission, as well as making sure AAJA’s professional training and support stays ahead of industry changes:

To provide a means of association and support among Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) journalists, and to advance AAPI journalists as news managers and media executives.

To provide encouragement, information, advice and scholarship assistance to AAPI students who aspire to professional journalism careers.

For the full list of AAJA’s national board of directors, please visit: https://www.aaja.org/about/national-and-advisory-board/

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