Max Chang will join current Utah Teacher of the Year and final four finalist for National Teacher of the Year, John Arthur, and current OCA Asian Pacific Islander Amerian Advocates Utah, Emilio Manuel Camu, for a discussion of Asian history in Utah sponsored by Provo City School District Diversity and Equity on Monday, May 10 at 7:00pm (MST).
Emilio Manuel Camu is a Tagalog-Bikolnon Filipino immigrant and first-gen graduate. An alumnus of the U, he holds an MEd in Educational Leadership & Policy and a BA in Communications & Asian Pacific Islander Studies. For the past ten years, he has served on the boards of numerous Asian Pacific Islander organizations both locally and nationally. He’s currently the National Vice President of Education & Culture for OCA National, Director and current President of OCA Asian Pacific Islander American Advocates Utah, Founder and Director of the Filipino American National Historical Society Utah, and Treasurer for Mana Academy Charter School.
Max Chang received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania with a double major in marketing and entrepreneurial management. Currently, he is the Chief Operating Officer and partner of American Estate Management Corporation.
Max has served on numerous arts and cultural related boards in Utah. He is currently on the Spike 150 Foundation Board and the Vice-Chair of the Advisory Committee on Equity Educational Services for Students for the Utah state Board of Education. He is a past board member of Salt Lake County’s Zoo Arts and Parks Tier 1, Center for the Arts (now Arts and Culture) and Cultural Facilities Support Program Advisory Boards. He also has served on the boards of the Natural History Museum of Utah, Karl Malone Foundation for Kids, Utah Film Center, Holladay Preschool and is currently the Treasurer of the Oakridge Elementary Parent Teachers Association. He served on the Governor’s Mansion Artist Awards Committee from 2010-2020In 2019, the Utah Division of State History awarded Max with two Outstanding Achievement Awards for creating and teaching over 1200 students and 400 teachers on the contribution of Chinese railroad workers to the completion of the nation’s first Transcontinental railroad and as a member of the Spike 150 Executive Board. Also, in 2019, the Utah Cultural Alliance recognized Max as a Special Honoree for his work in advocating for the arts.
John Arthur is the 2021 Utah Teacher of the Year and Finalist for National Teacher of the Year. He teaches 6th grade at Meadowlark Elementary in Salt Lake City, and he is also an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Education at Westminster College. Arthur represents the Asian community on the Utah State Board of Education’s Advisory Committee on Equity of Educational Services for Students (ACEESS).