Patricia Fae Ho Elected President of AAUW

July 10, 2013


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Lisa Goodnight,

WASHINGTON — Patricia Fae Ho of Beverly, Massachusetts, and Honolulu, Hawaii, was elected to serve a two-year term as president of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). In her role leading the national AAUW Board of Directors, Ho will provide direction and oversight in promoting AAUW’s mission to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

Ho has been an advocate for women and girls throughout her professional and volunteer career. She was on the education faculty at Highbury College in the United Kingdom, served as the director of the Teacher Resource Center, and was a gifted-education specialist in New York. Ho has served in leadership positions with national and regional nonprofit organizations — including as AAUW vice president — and has received recognition for her outstanding community service.

“AAUW has empowered women since 1881 through advocacy and action for civil rights, equal pay, access to education, and job advancement. I am proud to be working with AAUW to raise the status of women globally by enabling them to lead change for themselves and others,” Ho said.

Ho graduated as valedictorian from Maryknoll High School in Honolulu and earned degrees and certification from the University of California, Berkeley; Oregon State University; and the International Teaching and Training Centre in the United Kingdom.

The election results for the new AAUW board were announced in June at the 2013 AAUW National Convention in New Orleans. Women leaders from every state attended the convention, which drew an impressive lineup of inspiring speakers and distinguished guests.

Lisa Goodnight By:   |   July 10, 2013