Why So Few Asians Are College Presidents

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Eva Vazquez for the Chronicle

My parents came to the United States after World War II with everything they owned in one suitcase. They were hardly aloneā€”it's a journey tens of millions have made. Different centuries and origins, same dream. I was lucky in my choice of relatives: My grandfather was mayor of the Japanese city of Chiba and then Japan's under secretary of transportation; my father was a professor at the Johns Hopkins University.

I'm lucky, too, that my parents passed