Angela Rola


Asian American Cultural Center

Angela Rola is the founding Director of the Asian American Cultural Center at the University of Connecticut, Storrs campus. She has developed a variety of programs focusing on the diverse Asian American community in both the State of Connecticut and across the nation. Angela has developed two mentoring programs, Asiantation Mentoring Program– a program for entering UConn students and K.U.B.E. (Kids & UConn, Bridging Education) – a community-based program for middle school students. In addition to directing the center, she also teaches a First Year Experience course, a course on Asian American Mentoring and Leadership, and lectures extensively in undergraduate and graduate courses on campus as well as other public and private schools, and for profit and non-profit companies nationwide. She is a diversity trainer for state mandated training and also develops site appropriate training programs.

Angela serves on the Advisory Boards of UConn’s Asian American Studies Institute and the Center for Academic Programs. She also serves on numerous committees and task forces throughout the University. From 1991-93 she was President of the UConn Asian Faculty & Staff Association and now holds an Executive Board position. In the state Angela is the Chair of the Asian Pacific American Coalition of Connecticut, a committee of Connecticut residents who have successful worked towards the creation of the Asian Pacific American Commission.

In 2007, the University recognized Angela with the Outstanding Student Advisement and Advocacy Award. Her leadership in the community earned her an award in 2004 from SNEHA, Inc., a network of South Asian women in Connecticut, and recognition at the 13th Annual Ball of the Federation Filipino Associations in CT. She was named the 2002 Higher Education Multicultural Faculty of the Year at the 7th Annual CT Conference on Multicultural Education.


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Contact Information
Phone(860) 486-0830
Mailing AddressUnit 3186
Office LocationStudent Union