SENATE COMMENDS ACADEMIA AND COMMUNITY LEADER DR. AGBAYANI


Dr. Amy Agbayani was recognized on the Senate floor for her academic contributions and long-time service to the people of Hawai‘i.

Dr. Agbayani is recently retired as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Diversity and Director of the Office of Student Equity, Excellence, and Diversity (SEED) at the University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa. Besides administrative work, Dr. Agbayani conducted research and wrote papers and books about Filipinos in Hawai‘i, and cofounded Operation Manong, a program to tutor Filipino and other immigrant students in public schools. In recognition of her life’s work, Dr. Agbayani has received numerous honors for her achievements, including recognition from the YWCA, Filipino Community Center, and Honpa Hongwanji Mission as a Living Treasure. retirement, Dr. Agbayani’s work will continue through her endowed scholarship for civil rights, which will enable young people to continue to build a more equitable and inclusive society.

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