Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Dean Frank Wu Resigning 2008

Michigan's Wayne State University Law School Dean and author of Yellow--Race in America Beyond Black and White Frank H. Wu announced his resignation as dean, effective May 2008. Wu, who has been dean of the Law School since 2004, gave family reasons, specifically the health concerns of his wife, as the reason for his resignation and need to return to Washington DC. Wu plans to focus on several initiatives before his departure, in particular the continuing progress on the fundraising for the Damon J. Keith Classroom Building & Center for Civil Rights at the Law School.

Frank Wu has been a friend of Asian American Village for many years, as well as a prolific former columnist. As the first Asian American law school dean, he has been an incredible role model for our community. He has also been at the forefront of our battles for affirmative action and diversity at Michigan.

We at the Village wish you and your wife, Carol Izumi, the best. We know we will still hear from you in Washington DC. But Michigan will miss you! Check out his blog and if you haven't read Yellow--Race in America Beyond Black and White yet, read it now, it's brilliant!