AsiaConnect will host a panel discussion titled Leading While Asian at noon Friday, Feb. 28, in the State Farm Hall of Business, room 412. The event is a potluck that is open to campus.

Panel members Jim Jawahar Kim Pereira, S. J. Chang and Patrick Moraleda will discuss the pressures and challenges for Asian-American leaders and administrators. Rick Lewis of the Dean of Students Office will moderate. The panel will approach topics such as the recent racist backlash against a University of Illinois administrator after classes were not cancelled.

AsiaConnect is a campus affinity group established to represent the interests, needs and concerns of Asian faculty/staff, and to promote Asian cultures in the campus community and beyond.

For additional information on AsiaConnect, go online.