Presidential Initiatives

Estaban-OlmedoEsteban Olmedo
1986-1987

Defined and developed organizational characteristics, structure and functions of the new division.

Chalsa-Loo John N. Moritsugu

Chalso Loo and John Moritsugu
1987–1988

Established divisional infrastructure and regularities.

dalmas-taylorDalmas Taylor
1988–1989

Initiated membership drive to increase division membership.

Teresa-LaFromboiseTeresa LaFromboise
1990–1991

Appointed a Task Force on Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Concerns and a Task Force on Women.

Amado-PadillaAmado Padilla
1991–1993

Established a Publications Committee to plan for an official division journal.

Society-Psychological-Logo Vera Paster
1993–1994

Founded Links & Shoulders, a mentorship program.

Gordon-HallGordon Nagayama Hall
1994–1995

Developed a strategic plan to increase membership, add an APA COR seat, elect an ethnic minority president of APA, and establish an official division journal.

Society-Psychological-Logo-FullCharles Pine
1995–1996

Instituted culturally-based Division 45 traditions and rituals.

Guillermo-BernalGuillermo Bernal
1996–1997

Oversaw launching of official division journal, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.

Lisa-Porche-BurkeLisa Porche-Burke
1997–1998

Sponsored scholarly discussion on Ebonics.

wingsueDerald Wing Sue
1998–1999

Initiatives on multicultural competencies and dissemination of ethnic minority scholarship, Inaugural National Multicultural Conference & Summit.

Joseph-Trimble
Joseph Trimble
1999–2000

Introduced Talking Stick ceremony, student involvement in division governance, division recognition of outstanding student poster presentations, Division 45 web site, initiated a royalty procedure where book authors and editors contribute a percent of their royalties to the division.

arredondoPatricia Arrendondo
2000–2001

Collaborated with several APA divisions on multicultural and diversity initiatives, introduced spiritual Mestizo ceremony during division business meetings.

AJ-FranklinA.J. Franklin
2001–2002

Attended United Nations World Conference and advocated on behalf of Division 45 against racism in Durham, South Africa at the United Nations World Conference.

Jeff-MioJeffery Mio
2002–2003

Built bridges with allies, using a broader definition of diversity.

Steven-JamesSteven James
2003–2004

Brought attention to people of mixed races and their families, and to historical abuse of people of color.

Eduardo-MoralesEduardo Morales
2004–2005

Developed proposal for a conference on evidence-based interventions and developed five-year (2005-10) strategic plan for Division 45.

Toy-CaldwellToy Caldwell-Colbert
2005–2006

Organized a national conference on immigration, in collaboration with Division 35. Celebration of Division 45’s 20th anniversary.

leongsmallFrederick Leong
2006–2007

Launched Division 45 Book Series, Established Task Force for Scientific Affairs, Presidential Citations for leading psychological scientists from Division 45.

Beth Boyd pictureBeth Boyd
2007–2008

Established Council of Past Presidents.

manuel-casasJ. Manuel Casas
2008-2009

Advocated for greater attention to immigration and children.

Sellers_Rob_lrgRobert M. Sellers
2009–2010

Initiated Inaugural Division 45 Conference.

dr-jean-lau-chinJean Lau Chin
2010–2011

Diversity and Leadership Initiative to promote division 45 leadership. Celebration of Division 45’s 25th Anniversary and logo pin for induction of past-presidents.

Justin McDonald

Justin (Doug) McDonald, Ph.D.
2011–2012

“Putting Diversity into Leadership Action.” Established a Governance Committee to promote diversity in APA governance. Revived previous efforts to re-name the division because of U.S. demographic changes, and oversaw process till completion.

Luis_A_Vazquez_PhDLuis A. Vazquez, Ph.D.
2013

Development of a Division 45 online repository of diversity literature in psychology. Promoting the contributions of psychology and diversity to the STEM fields. Sustaining the division’s commitment to the pipeline of psychologists at all levels.

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