NEW YORK, April 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Committee of 100, a non-profit organization of prominent Chinese American leaders in business, government, academia, entertainment and the arts, named Frank H. Wu as Chairman on Sunday, April 17, 2016.
Mr. Wu previously served as Chancellor and Dean at University of California Hastings College of Law and continues as a Distinguished Professor of the school. He has been a member of the Committee for almost 15 years.
"I am excited to have the opportunity to serve as C-100's chairman since I believe strongly in this organization's mission and the powerful impact it can have on U.S.-China relations and the standing of Chinese Americans," said Frank Wu. "A strong relationship between the U.S. and China is now more important than ever and the distinguished Chinese-American membership of C-100 is uniquely positioned to serve as a bridge between the two countries. I look forward to working with my fellow members and the greater Chinese American community to ensure that we can be a force for positive, lasting change."
C-100's outgoing chairman Herman Li said: "I am thrilled that Frank will be the Committee's new chairman. Not only has he been a vocal and effective advocate against racial bias, he also has a long history of commitment to a variety of philanthropic and cultural causes that will be of tremendous benefit to our members."
Before joining UC Hastings, Mr. Wu was a member of the faculty at Howard University, served as Dean of Wayne State University Law School in his hometown of Detroit, and was a visiting professor, adjunct professor, or teaching fellow at numerous other academic institutions. He has been dedicated to civic engagement and volunteer service throughout his career, including being appointed by the federal Department of Education to its National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI), by the Defense Department to the Military Leadership Diversity Commission, and serving as a Trustee of Deep Springs College near Death Valley.
Mr. Wu is the author of "Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White" and co-author of "Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment." He is currently writing a book on the Vincent Chin case, blogs regularly for the Huffington Post, and appears frequently as a media commentator or speaker.
Prior to his academic career, Mr. Wu held a clerkship with the late U.S. District Judge Frank J. Battisti in Cleveland and practiced law with the firm of Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco. He received a B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University and a J.D. from the University of Michigan, and completed the Management Development Program of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
About the Committee of 100
The Committee of 100 is an international non-partisan leadership organization of prominent Chinese Americans in business, government, academia, and the arts. For over 25 years, the Committee has been committed to a dual mission of promoting the full participation of Chinese Americans in all fields of American life, and encouraging constructive relations between the peoples of the United States and Greater China. www.committee100.org
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