Release Date: March 1, 2012 APIACU 
 For Immediate Release 144E Street, SE 
   Washington, DC 20003



Washington--U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary
Janet Napolitano has appointed Honorable Ruby G. Moy, President
and CEO of the Asian American & Pacific Islander Association of
Colleges and Universities to the Homeland Security Academic Advisory
Council (HSAAC).  The new council, comprised of prominent university
presidents, academic and community leaders, is charged with advising
the Secretary and senior leadership at the Department on several key

"Ruby Moy's extensive experience and expertise will make her a
valuable asset to the Council," said Secretary Napolitano.  "I look
forward to working with Ruby on these critical issues."

The new council underscores the Department's commitment to working
with the academic community.  In this noteworthy role, Moy will provide
advice and recommendations on issues related to student and recent
graduate recruitment; international students; academic research;
campus and community resiliency, security and preparedness; and
faculty exchanges.

Moy has been a leader in the Asian community for more than two decades.
She started her career with Congressman Frank Horton (R-NY) as Chief of
Staff for 15 years and is noted for spearheading the legislation proclaiming
the Month of May as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month (originally May 4-10
and then expanding it to one month); Executive Assistant to Honorable Alexis M.
Herman, Assistant to the President for Public Liaison; Presidential appointment
as Director of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.  Upon her retirement from
government service, Moy served as Senior Advisor and then Acting Executive
Director of the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies
(APAICS) to her current position as President and CEO of the Asian American &
Pacific Islander Association of Colleges and Universities (APIACU).

"I am excited to be a part of the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council,"
said Moy.  "It is important to share information regarding APIACU as an advocate to
colleges and universities with 10 percent Asian Pacific Islander student
enrollment with low income."

Moy plans to attend the Council's inaugural meeting on Tuesday, March 20 in
Washington, D.C.



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