NEW YORK (April 21, 2016) — 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.
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
纽约，2016年4月21日 – 百人会是一个由商界、政界、 学界和文艺界杰出美籍华人组成的非盈利机构。 百人会于2016年4月17日任命吴华扬为新任会长。
我很激动能有机会担任百人会会长，因为我坚信这个机构的使命， 以及它对中美关系和美国华人地位的强大影响力”，吴华扬说。“ 一个坚强的中美关系现在比以往任何时候都更加重要， 而百人会杰出的美籍华人会员基础使百人会作出独特的定位， 成为联结中美两国的桥梁。 我期待着与会员们以及更广泛的美国华人社群合作， 以确保我们可以成为正面和持久变革的力量。”
百人会卸任会长李渊祈说：“我很兴奋吴华扬将成为百人会会长。 他不仅是反对种族偏见的有力的倡导者， 也长期致力于各种慈善和文化事业。 这将为我们的会员带来巨大的裨益。”
在加入加州大学黑斯廷斯分校之前，吴先生任教于霍华德大学， 也曾在其家乡底特律担任韦恩州立大学法学院院长， 亦在其他多个学术机构出任客座教授、兼职教授或授课教员。 其整个职业生涯一直致力于公民参与和志愿服务， 其中包括出任美国教育部任命的国家咨询委员会制度质量和诚信（ NACIQI）成员， 美国国防部任命的军事领导层多元化委员会成员， 并出任死亡谷附近的深泉学院的校董。
吴先生著有《黄种人:在黑人与白人之外的美国人》，并合著了《 种族、权利和赔偿：法律和日裔美国人拘禁》。 他目前在就陈果仁案撰写新著，定期为《赫芬顿邮报》发表博客， 并经常在媒体中作为评论员或演讲者出现。
在开始其学术生涯前， 吴先生曾在克里夫兰市担任已故美国地区法院法官弗兰克·J· 巴提斯蒂克利的法事助理，并于美富律师事务所旧金山办公室任职。 他拥有约翰.霍普金斯大学学士学位，密歇根大学法学博士学位， 并在哈佛大学教育学院完成了管理发展项目。
百人会是一个国际性的无党派领袖团体，由来自商业、政府、 学术及艺术领域的杰出美籍华人组成，总部位于美国纽约市。 25年以来，百人会秉持“求同存异”方针， 致力于推动美国和大中华地区人民和领袖之间的建设性对话和关系， 推动全体美国华人全面参与和融入美国社会。更多信息参见： ww w.committee100.org