Defined and developed organizational characteristics, structure and functions of the new division.
Chalso Loo and John Moritsugu
Established divisional infrastructure and regularities.
Initiated membership drive to increase division membership.
Gordon Nagayama Hall
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.
Oversaw launching of official division journal, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.
Sponsored scholarly discussion on Ebonics.
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.
Attended United Nations World Conference and advocated on behalf of Division 45 against racism in Durham, South Africa at the United Nations World Conference.
Built bridges with allies, using a broader definition of diversity.
Brought attention to people of mixed races and their families, and to historical abuse of people of color.
Developed proposal for a conference on evidence-based interventions and developed five-year (2005-10) strategic plan for Division 45.
Organized a national conference on immigration, in collaboration with Division 35. Celebration of Division 45’s 20th anniversary.
Launched Division 45 Book Series, Established Task Force for Scientific Affairs, Presidential Citations for leading psychological scientists from Division 45.
Established Council of Past Presidents.
Robert M. Sellers
Initiated Inaugural Division 45 Conference.
Jean Lau Chin
Diversity and Leadership Initiative to promote division 45 leadership. Celebration of Division 45’s 25th Anniversary and logo pin for induction of past-presidents.
Luis A. Vazquez, Ph.D.
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.