The Multicultural Alumni Hall of Fame was established in 1995 to honor an alumni through each of Stanford's four ethnic community centers: Asian American Activities Center, Black Community Services Center, El Centro Chicano y Latino; and Native American Cultural Center. Each alumni is recoginzed for their distinguished service to their communities and society at large Since then,
Each year the award is presented by the community centers at a ceremony and reception during Reunion Homecoming Weekend sponsored by the Stanford Alumni Association. Below are the inductees on behalf of the Asian American Activities Center: Full bios can be found on the Alumni Association’s website.
Srinija Srinivasan is Co-founder of Loove, a developing venture in Brooklyn, NY creating a sustainable model for the production, presentation, and distribution of music. She serves as a Vice Chair of Stanford University's Board of Trustees, and she recently concluded work as a member of the US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty, as well as service on the Commission on Presidential Scholars, appointed in 2010 by President Obama. In 1995 Srinija joined Yahoo! Inc. as one of their first five employees, where she served as Vice President, Editor in Chief until stepping down in 2010. During her 15-year tenure with the company, Srinija led a range of editorial and policy functions globally, including the organization and evolution of the Yahoo! Directory, network editorial standards, privacy and data use, advertising standards, youth safety, community guidelines, accessibility, and corporate responsibility. She previously chaired the board of San Francisco-based nonprofit SFJAZZ through the planning, campaign, and 2013 opening of the SFJAZZ Center. She lives bicoastally in Palo Alto, CA and Brooklyn, NY.
Executive Director, Transgender Law Center
Associate Justice, California Supreme Court
Vice President of Programs, Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
Retired Executive Officer and former Acting Regional Director, Office of the Regional Director, Region IX, US Department of Health and Human Services and Chair of the CSRE Advisory Board
Founder and President of Kiva.org
Emmy Award-winning correspondent for ABC New’s Nightline
Senior managing partner for the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching; president emerita of Foothill College in Los Altos Hills
President and chief executive officer of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF)
Award winning playwright
Senior Programs Officer for the Four Freedoms Fund. Mr. Der worked at San Francisco-based Chinese for Affirmative Action for nearly 25 years, serving as its executive director for many years.
President, GFL-en Consultants, a company which advises major pharmaceutical firms around the world
Co-founder and executive director of International Children Assistance Network (ICAN)
Executive vice president, corporate strategy and communications for Biogen Idec Inc., the third largest company in the biotech industry
Elected to the California State Assembly in 2000, she is an outspoken advocate of children and their families and the first Asian American to hold the position of Assembly Majority Leader.
Developed advanced chip designs that helped put Silicon Valley on the map
Leads the Japan operations of Cadence Design Systems
A partner in and Regional Director for the Japanese firm, Korn/Ferry International
Co-creator of the Yahoo! Internet navigational guide
Professor of History; Chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies; Director of the Center for Studies of Ethnicity and Race in America
Assistant Professor in the department of Anthropology at Stanford
Managing Director of Acuity Ventures of San Jose, California
President of Ateneo de Manila University and is among one of the most prominent Pilipino alumni from Stanford
Professor Emeritus of Chinese and Chinese Literature at Stanford
First Director of Stanford’s newly developed Asian American Studies Program in 1997
First Asian professor at Stanford; Professor 1913-1942; Professor Emeritus 1943-1963
Founder of the Chinese Clubhouse and father of Bernadine Chuck Fong, former Stanford Trustee member