On June 15, White House Cabinet Secretary Christopher Lu will give the commencement address at North Seattle Community College (NSCC)’s 42nd commencement ceremony. Lu is President Obama’s primary liaison to the cabinet departments and agencies, helping to coordinate policy and communications strategy. Lu also serves as co-chair of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans […]
UPDATE: Locke will be sworn in on Monday, Aug. 1. By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly On Wednesday, July 27, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke, 61, was confirmed as ambassador to China. Locke was nominated by President Barack Obama on March 9. “I can think of nobody who is more qualified than Gary […]
President George W. Bush appointed two Asian Americans to his cabinet. The Asian community was impressed. But President Obama gave us more—three cabinet secretaries, Gary Locke, Steve Chu, and Secretary Eric Shinseki, and many other powerful appointments, including Chris Lu, one of the 25 assistants to the president since 2008.
By Janelle Wetzstein UW News Lab Sustainability is no longer just about the environment, according to White House Cabinet Secretary Chris Lu, who spoke in Seattle last weekend.
The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) is organizing an all-day summit in Seattle on Friday, July 8, with top Obama administration dignitaries and federal agency representatives to learn how federal programs and services can better serve Asian American and Pacific Islander business owners, entrepreneurs, and community members.
In a move some consider an indication of what the public will come to expect of the Obama administration, President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden have named three Asian Americans to the Obama-Biden Transition Team — Chris Lu, Sonal Shah and Pete Rouse.