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Alumni Hall of Fame

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.

2017

Kris Hayashi '97

Executive Director, Transgender Law Center

Kris Hayashi is the Executive Director at the Transgender Law Center.  The Transgender Law Center is the largest national organization in the U.S. that works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.  Kris has been active in social, racial and economic justice organizing for over 20 years.  Kris served as the Executive Director/Co-Director of the Audre Lorde Project, a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color organizing center based in New York City for ten years.  Previously he served as Executive Director of Youth United for Community Action a youth organizing group in California, led by young people of color organizing for social and environmental justice. 

Kris Hayashi is the Executive Director at the Transgender Law Center.  The Transgender Law Center is the largest national organization in the U.S. that works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.  Kris has been active in social, racial and economic justice organizing for over 20 years.  Kris served as the Executive Director/Co-Director of the Audre Lorde Project, a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color organizing center based in New York City for ten years.  Previously he served as Executive Director of Youth United for Community Action a youth organizing group in California, led by young people of color organizing for social and environmental justice.

While at Stanford, Kris was active along with other students in advocating for Asian American and Ethnic Studies resulting in the creation of the Compartive Studies in Race & Ethnicity (CSRE) department. Kris was one of 2 students who were the first to graduate from Stanford with majors in Asian American Studies which was an independenty designed major at the time. While at Stanford Kris was also active in the Haas Center for Public Service.


2016

Goodwin H. Liu, '91

Associate Justice, California Supreme Court

2015

Sylvia Yee, '70, MA '83, EDS '87, PhD '88

Vice President of Programs, Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund

2014

Emory Lee '59, MA '64

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

2013

Premal Shah, '98

Founder and President of Kiva.org

2012

Juju Chang, ‘87

Emmy Award-winning correspondent for ABC New’s Nightline

2011

Bernadine Chuck Fong, ‘66, MA ‘68, PhD ‘83

Senior managing partner for the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching; president emerita of Foothill College in Los Altos Hills

2010

Kathy Lim Ko, ‘80

President and chief executive officer of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF)

2009

David Henry Hwang, ‘79

Award winning playwright

2008

Henry Der, ‘68, MA ‘00

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.

2007

George Leong, ‘46, MA ‘47, PhD ‘51

President, GFL-en Consultants, a company which advises major pharmaceutical firms around the world

2006

Quyen N.Vuong, MBA ‘94

Co-founder and executive director of International Children Assistance Network (ICAN)

2005

Connie L. Matsui, ‘75, MBA ‘77

Executive vice president, corporate strategy and communications for Biogen Idec Inc., the third largest company in the biotech industry

2004

Wilma Chan, MA ‘95

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.

2003

Dado Banatao, MS ‘72

Developed advanced chip designs that helped put Silicon Valley on the map

2002

Glen Fukushima, ‘72

Leads the Japan operations of Cadence Design Systems

Sakie Fukushima, MBA ‘87

A partner in and Regional Director for the Japanese firm, Korn/Ferry International

2001

Jerry Yang, ‘90, MS ‘90

Co-creator of the Yahoo! Internet navigational guide

2000

Evelyn Hu-DeHart, ‘68

Professor of History; Chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies; Director of the Center for Studies of Ethnicity and Race in America

Purnima Mankekar, MA ‘85

Assistant Professor in the department of Anthropology at Stanford

Denny S. Roja, MBA ‘71

Managing Director of Acuity Ventures of San Jose, California

1999

Dr. Bienvenido Nebres, SJ, MS ‘67, PhD ‘70

President of Ateneo de Manila University and is among one of the most prominent Pilipino alumni from Stanford

1998

Professor Shau Wing Chan, MA ‘32, PhD ‘37

Professor Emeritus of Chinese and Chinese Literature at Stanford

1997

Professor Gordon Chang, MA ‘72, PhD ‘87

First Director of Stanford’s newly developed Asian American Studies Program in 1997

1996

Professor Yamato Ichihashi, BA 1907, MA 1908

First Asian professor at Stanford; Professor 1913-1942; Professor Emeritus 1943-1963

1995

Dr. Frank Y. Chuck, 1922, PhD 1925

Founder of the Chinese Clubhouse and father of Bernadine Chuck Fong, former Stanford Trustee member