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Augsburg Asian Student Association

Students affiliated with Augsburg Asian Student Association (AASA) are strongly encouraged to realize their full potential as individuals and scholars by participating in campus co-curricular activities.

AASA’s Mission Statement:

The Augsburg Asian Student Association recognizes, engages, and supports the Asian American community through culturally inclusive programs guided by the Augsburg University mission.


The Augsburg Asian Student Association(AASA) organization is closely affiliated with the PASS program. AASA helps build a network of friendship and support for Asian/Asian American students and their peers through various activities. AASA also provides opportunities to practice leadership skills through service on its executive and special committees. Membership in AASA is voluntary and open to any Augsburg University Students.


AASA’s Annual Activities:

General Meetings, Welcome event, Fall Leadership Retreat, Student-Staff-Faculty Reception, Winter Revival Retreat, Pan Asian Week, and trips to conferences like MAASU (Midwest Asian American Student Union) and APAC (Asian Pacific American Conference). Along with many other individual events that occur through collaboration with other student organizations.

Meet the aasa boards [2022 – 2023]


Emily Vang – President


Grayson Harris – Secretary

Major/Minor: Political Science (Pre-Law) & Sociology
Year: Sophomore
Pronouns: He/Him/His


I decided to run for the AASA’s board position partially influenced by the Asian Celebration Show and Pan-Asian Banquet events, but I was eager to increase my leadership development and expand my networking with the Augsburg community. I was from China and lived there for fourteen years prior transitioning to the US, and I believe that my experiences and knowledge can have a greater impact to AASA and Augsburg community.

Hobbies:  I enjoy playing/watching basketball, Running, Piano, Travel, and going outing with friends.

Danny ho – Treasurer

Major/Minor: Finance/Entrepreneurial and Leadership Studies
Year: Sophomore
Pronouns: He/Him/His


“When I came to Augsburg I didn’t know anyone and had very few friends from my high-school at Augsburg. I made new friends by attending AASA Meetings which made my first year of college fun and enjoyable. I was also awarded with the AASA Member of the year award during the Pan Asian Banquet event. I wanted to get more involved and lead a student organization that cares about it’s members so that’s why I joined AASA!”

Hobbies:  I enjoy playing ping pong, tennis, working out, and singing.

Sumei Vang – Marketing


Mercy zou taithul- outreach coordinator


Johnny lee – Historian

Major/Minor: Computer Science
Year: Sophomore
Pronouns: He/Him/His


Why I signed up for core: I signed up for core because I want to step out of my comfort zone and take on a leadership role. I realize I can use my creativity into AASA whether it’s during events or finding activities that would be inclusive towards the members. What I’m trying to get out of this is the experiences and struggles to push myself to be a better leader when I go to the workforce.

Hobbies: Basketball, Video games


To learn more about AASA or to be involved, please contact or like us on Facebook!