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UWM's Chia Vang Receives Regent’s Diversity Award

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Jon Strelecki
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Tom Luljak and Chia Vang

One of the most important measures of a university is how well it serves its students. Not just some of the time… but consistently.

On this edition of UWM Today, meet a member of the UWM faculty who has just been recognized by the UW System Board of Regents for her remarkable work on behalf of Hmong people of Wisconsin.

Chia Vang, associate professor of history, received the Regent’s Diversity Award. The story of how she came to this country and moved into a position to help the Hmong community is remarkable.

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Tom Luljak is the vice chancellor of University Relations and Communications at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. In addition to directing the university's communication programs, Luljak serves as an associate lecturer in UWM's Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, teaching courses in corporate communications and sports marketing.