APSS Email: email@example.com
Office: Malone Student Center 201
Phone: (310) 338-5808
Fax: (310) 645-5128
Asian Pacific Student Services (APSS) was established in 1980 as a result of the advocacy efforts of the Asian Pacific Student Association (APSA). APSA started as a coalition of students whose identity transcended any one particular Asian group. For several years, APSA provided support services for first year Asian students. They also sponsored cultural events and workshops. As the number of Asian Pacific American students at LMU increased, the needs of the community began to outweigh APSA's ability to provide necessary services. The university responded to APSA's request in 1980 by creating Asian Pacific Student Services and hiring its first, full-time professional director. Asian American and Pacific Islander students comprise approximately 10% of undergraduates at LMU.
Asian Pacific Student Services engages the intercultural community at LMU in the issues, cultures and experiences of the Asian Pacific Americans through advocacy, community building, education, resources, programming and the development of leaders. APSS aims to raise social consciousness by cultivating individuals to have an open and developing understanding of Asian Pacific Americans and the larger global community.
- To advocate on behalf of the Asian Pacific American campus community.
- To develop transformational leaders within the Asian Pacific American Community.
- To raise awareness among and about the Asian Pacific American Community.
- To celebrate Asian and Pacific Islander cultural heritage.
- To build sense a community among Asian Pacific Americans at LMU.
- To serve as a source of intercultural and cross cultural educational programming for the entire LMU campus community.
Director of Asian Pacific Student Services
APSS Director: Min-Jung Kim
Min-Jung Kim (pronounced as Min like Minute and Jung like Jungle with a hyphen in between) is a proud alumna of Loyola Marymount University ('15) and received her Bachelors in Sociology, Economics, and Asian Pacific Studies. She received her Masters degree in Higher and Postsecondary Education at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. For the past 7 years, Min-Jung has worked in various higher education institutions in the nation serving underrepresented populations and focusing on diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice.
In her time as the Director of APSS, Min-Jung strives to be an advocate, mentor, and encourager for students at Loyola Marymount University. Her goals are to help students explore deeply in their identities and their respective communities, build a sense of belonging, and become global citizens in advocacy of their Asian, Asian American, and Asian Pacific American communities.
Meet the APSS Programming Assistants
Claire Shin, '23, English major, firstname.lastname@example.org
Erin Yang, '24, Psychology major, email@example.com
Heidi Ly, '24, Psychology major & Studio Arts and Asian Pacific Studies minors, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lindsay Aquino, '24, Accounting major & APAM minor, email@example.com