Posted on 08 June 2012.
Chris Lu (Photo from whitehouse.gov)
On June 15, White House Cabinet Secretary Christopher Lu will give the commencement address at North Seattle Community College (NSCC)’s 42nd commencement ceremony.
Lu is President Obama’s primary liaison to the cabinet departments and agencies, helping to coordinate policy and communications strategy. Lu also serves as co-chair of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
This will be Lu’s second time speaking at NCSS. Lu first spoke at NCSS at the White House Summit on Sustainable Growth last July.
“We are very pleased to welcome Chris Lu back to campus and to have the commitment and dedication of our graduates acknowledged with an official visit by a representative of the president,” said NSCC President Mark Mitsui.
Between 250 and 300 graduates will be receiving degrees at the ceremony. The ceremony will be held outside in the courtyard on NCSS’ campus at 6:00 pm. (end)
Posted in Briefs, Vol 31 No 24 | 6/9-6/15
Posted on 13 July 2011.
Chris Lu and Mark Mitsui, president of North Seattle Community College (Photo by Rebecca Ip/SCP)
President George W. Bush appointed two Asian Americans to his cabinet. The Asian community was impressed. But President Obama gave us more—three cabinet secretaries, Gary Locke, Steve Chu, and Secretary Eric Shinseki, and many other powerful appointments, including Chris Lu, one of the 25 assistants to the president since 2008. Read the full story
Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 29 | 7/16-7/22
Posted on 13 July 2011.
Guests at the summit included, from left: Daphne Kwok, chair of the President’s Advisory Commission on AAPI’s; Christina Lagdameo, Deputy Director, White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders; Ronnie Chatterji, Senior Economist, White House Council of Economic Advisors; Christopher Lu, Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary; Umni Song, member of the President’s Advisory Commission on AAPIs; Kamuela Enos, member of the President’s Advisory Commission on AAPIs and director of enterprise at MA’O Organic Farms; and Hyeok Kim, member of the President’s Advisory Commission on AAPIs and executive director of Interim Community Development Association (Photo by Rebecca Ip/SCP)
By Janelle Wetzstein
UW News Lab
Sustainability is no longer just about the environment, according to White House Cabinet Secretary Chris Lu, who spoke in Seattle last weekend. Read the full story
Posted in Community News, Vol 30 No 29 | 7/16-7/22