Vice President for Student Affairs Emeritus
University of Hawai'i System
Doris Ching served as Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Hawai`iI (UH) from 1987 until her retirement in 2005. Her prior positions were Assistant to the UH President; Associate Dean of Education; Director of Teacher Corps; associate professor of education; chair, Education and International Division of the Pacific International Center for High Technology Research; and middle school teacher. Her research and training grants brought several million dollars to UH. She received the EdD from Arizona State University and the BEd and MEd from UH. Doris serves on various national and local boards and commissions and was the first woman of color and first Asian/Pacific Islander to be elected president of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and NASPA Foundation. An advocate of all students, Doris implemented various programs to serve the needs of a wide range of students. In her commitment to assure equal rights and benefits for all, Doris continues to mentor men and women professionals and consults in education and strategic planning in higher education in other states. She has received prestigious local and national awards and is active in national and local professional organizations.