About 
CCADP

CCADP is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan, professional organization. Its mission is to promote career development, develop leadership and management skills, and advance the welfare of all Chinese descents in American higher education administration. CCADP is registered in the State of Florida, the United States of America. CCADP and its members will abide by the laws of the United States of America, including but not limited to classified information and homeland security/national interest requirements.

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President’s Welcome

President Phil He
Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity
Northeastern University

Welcome to the Council of Chinese American Deans and Presidents (CCADP)!

Formally established in 2008, our young organization has grown tenfold in its membership in little over a decade. The organization is committed to advancing the welfare of our members in higher education administration through cultivation and promotion of leadership skills, professional collaboration and career advancement.

Asian Americans, including Chinese Americans, are disproportionally underrepresented in American higher education leadership landscape. Asian Americans represent 6 percent of the U.S. population, 7 percent of the college student enrollment and 11 percent of the American professorate. However, less than 3 percent of higher education administration posts and only 2 percent of the college presidencies are occupied by Asian Americans. CCADP is one among many affinity groups within a wide range of Asian American communities. Asian Americans possesses abundance of leadership qualities and a deep pool of talent that are currently under-utilized. As Chinese Americans - the largest ethnic group within the Asian American community, members of CCADP take as our responsibility to contribute to diversifying and strengthening American higher education leadership and serving as role models for future generations of Asian American leaders.

We look forward to working with colleagues and friends within and beyond the Asian American community to increase the representation of all underrepresented minority groups in higher education. I invite you to explore the CCADP website to learn more about the organization and how we might be able to work together. Please feel free to contact me or any member on our Board of Directors.

Sincerely,

Phil He

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Bylaws

Bylaws of the Council of Chinese American Deans and Presidents (CCADP)

(Effective September 16, 2009. Updated on May 2, 2014, Revised November 11, 2014, Revised Again June 3, 2018, Amendments adopted June 15, 2022) 

Preamble 

The Council of Chinese American Deans and Presidents (CCADP) views diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as an asset to maintaining the preeminence of American universities, and promotes DEI of all Americans, including Chinese Americans, as academic leaders. These promotional efforts set diversity as a priority to create an environment of equity and inclusive excellence for students, faculty, staff, and alumni from different backgrounds. More importantly, these efforts are crucial in developing multicultural capacities that enrich the educational experience of students and better prepare them to live and work competently in an increasingly pluralistic society and a global economy. 

The members of CCADP share a unique set of cultural values, traits, experiences, and beliefs in addressing challenges and opportunities facing the American higher education. CCADP aims to contribute to DEI in its broadest terms in higher education and commits to the success of its members through the organization’s mission and supportive functions. 

Our values

  • Diversity

  • Responsibility

  • Network

  • Compassion

  • Heritage

"Diversifying and Strengthening American Higher Education Leadership Through the Asian American Pipeline"

Board of Directors

2020 – 2022 Board of Directors

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 Phil He

President

Vice Provost of

Faculty Diversity
Northeastern University

n.he@northeastern.edu

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Hanchen Huang

President-elect

Dean
College of Engineering
University of North Texas

hanchen.huang@unt.edu

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Amy Zeng

Treasurer

Dean, Sawyer Business School
Suffolk Universit
azeng@suffolk.edu

Mei Wei

Secretary

Dean, Russ College of Engineering and Technology
Ohio University

weim@ohio.edu

FAQ

FAQ

What is CCADP?

CCADP is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan, professional organization. Its mission is to promote career development, develop leadership and management skills, and advance the welfare of all Chinese descents in American higher education administration. CCADP is registered in the State of Florida, USA. CCADP and its members will abide by the laws of the United States of America, including but not limited to classified information and homeland security/national interest requirements.

Who is the Council of Chinese American Deans and Presidents (CCADP)?

CCADP members are administrators in accredited institutions of higher education in the United States who are Chinese descents and hold or had held a position of assistant dean or higher. According to the current membership directory of the organization, there are 10 provosts/vice presidents, 10 associate provosts/vice presidents, 20 deans, and 18 associate/assistant deans among its membership.

What are the membership requirements?

A person is eligible for membership nomination if he or she is of Chinese descent, and holds or held a position or the equivalent of the assistant dean or above at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States. After a member nominates a candidate, the CCADP Board will review the nomination and inform the pertinent parties of the decision.

How much does the membership cost?

The membership fee is $100 for one year. However, people can pay $200 to receive a three-year membership. You can enroll as a member here.

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