October 28, 2013
Why So Few Asians Are College Presidents
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 alone—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