UW Tacoma has been awarded a $2 million-dollar AANAPISI (Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Student Serving Institution) grant from the U.S. Department of Education to fund a campus-wide "AAPI THRIVE (Tacoma Husky Retention and Inclusive Vision of Excellence) Project” across five years from 2022-2027.
The AANAPISI program is designed to increase institutional capacity to serve and improve programming for Asian American, Native American Pacific Islanders, and individuals from low-income backgrounds. A short AANAPISI Resource Guide is available here.
UW Tacoma has been an AANAPISI-eligible institution since 2017. This five-year award is the first to designate our campus as a federally funded Minority Serving Institution (MSI). UW Tacoma is also the first of the three UW campuses to receive this award and we now join a select network of AANAPISIs across the nation.
The UW Tacoma Asian American Pacific Islander (AA&PI) Impact Endowment has recently been established through the generosity of UW Tacoma’s Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and CIO, Patrick Pow, and his family.