Under the leadership of John Pepper, former VP of Finance and Administration, the Yale Asian Staff Affinity Group was created to serve as a hub for existing Yale University employees of Asian descent.   When launched in October 2006, the Asian Staff Affinity Group was expected to create opportunities of cultural awareness about its culture, beliefs and values, promote opportunities of social interactions and to assist with recruiting individuals of Asian heritage to the university. The overall expectation was to create a world class workforce which represented the diversity of the world.
At the same time, the African American Affinity Group and the Yale Latino Networking Groupwere launched, each having similar goals and objectives.  
In 2009, the Yale Asian Staff Affinity Group was rebranded to the Asian Network at Yale. 


  • 2023

    Co-Chairs: Shusheng (Brian Hu), Joanna Carmona

  • 2022

    Co-Chairs:  Emily Chew, Shusheng (Brian) Hu

  • 2021

    July ~ Co-Chairs: Frances Osugi, Emily Chew / Co-Chair Elect: Shusheng (Brian) Hu

  • 2020

    July ~ Co-Chairs: Sheraz Iqbal, Frances Osugi; Formation of a new Social Justice Committee 

    June ~ ANY Recognition of Excellence Award presented to Emily Chew and Daniel Wu

  • 2019

    July ~ Co-Chairs: Naureen Rashid, Jean Chang / Co-Chair elects: Sheraz Iqbal, Frances Osugi

    June ~ Inaugural ANY Recognition of Excellence Award presented to Annie Lin 

  • 2018

    August ~ Redesign of Website: simplifying navigation, building a responsive layout for all platforms and providing more resources and information

    July ~ Co-Chairs: Jean Chang, Christina Andriotis

    April ~ ANY Gala co-sponsored with Asian American Cultural Center 

  • 2017

    July ~ Co-Chairs: Christina Andriotis, Sarath Kraus

  • 2016

    Co-Chairs: Sarath Kraus, Fawn Wang / Co-Chair elect: Brandon Boyer

  • 2015

    November - Launch new website & enhanced mission statement

    October - Co-Chairs: Fawn Wang and Jean Zheng

  • 2014

    May - New logo launch

    July - Co-Chairs: Tammy Wu and Jean Zheng