2010-2011 - United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia


2010-2011 - United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia


The United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia works to support a

Christian presence in colleges and universities in Asia.


The work of the United Board centers on the Christian faith, higher education, and Asia. Our work has

long promoted whole person education in the liberal arts tradition.

In Asian countries with Christian colleges and universities, we cooperate with those institutions to

strengthen their Christian identity. In countries where Christian colleges and universities do not presently

exist, we emphasize projects and programs that reflect our commitment to Christian service.

The United Board emphasizes two priorities in its work. We support professional training for faculty,

administrators, and trustees. We support linkages and networks among Asia's institutions of higher


Operating as both a grant-making and programmatic organization, we focus on broad, comprehensive

programs to respond to the challenges and diversity of Asia. We work cooperatively with other

organizations that share our goals, such as denominations, academic institutions, and foundations. We

fund our programs by seeking contributions from individuals, denominations, churches, foundations,

alumni of Asian institutions, and through the income from our endowment.




For 90 years, the United Board’s mission has been to strengthen Christian presence in Asian

higher education. The world of our founders – missionary educators at 13 colleges and

universities in China – has been transformed by revolutions in politics, economics, science

and technology, gender roles, and the expectations of people from many walks of life. But

their focus on academic excellence combined with service to society remains as relevant

today as it did in 1922.

On the eve of our 90th anniversary year, this report on our 2011 programs shows some

of the ways in which this heritage has been passed from generation to generation. The

original corps of 13 partner institutions has expanded over the years to nearly 100 colleges

and universities in 13 countries and regions of Asia. Yet the echoes of our founders are

clearly heard in current programs, which retain the hallmarks of excellence in education,

strength in partnerships, engaged local communities, and respect for diversity.

Our inheritance also includes an emphasis on liberal arts education, which encourages

students at a formative stage of their intellectual, moral and spiritual lives to examine

their place in the world and their responsibilities for the future. Students need skilled guides

for this, so the United Board’s programs have always emphasized faculty and leadership

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development. Our Asian University Leaders Program, Faculty Scholarships, and United Board Fellows

Program, described in this 2011 report, are designed to give faculty and top administrators new intellectual

resources at key points in their careers, which they can share with their colleagues and students.

The reports on our program initiatives also show how United Board support can help catalyze ideas into

knowledge. And with the benefit of committed partners, this process can develop quickly. Two years ago,

our partners were developing the outlines of our initiatives in Local Knowledge, Environment and Health,

and Interreligious Understanding and Peacebuilding. In 2010, their first collaborative networks were being

put in place. In 2011, the teaching and research projects launched under these frameworks were already

generating results and sharing information across networks. These projects will continue to bear fruit in the

years to come, as their knowledge and experience are used to develop new curricula and enrich undergraduate

teaching and learning.

How can we be faithful stewards of this heritage in our next decade and beyond? We are fortunate to be able

to draw on deep reserves of good will, generosity and creative ideas from our partner institutions, program

participants and donors with common values. As we survey the landscape in Asia, we know their insights will

help us direct our resources to the best opportunities. In this way, the United Board can continue to see young

adults embark on promising careers, with their eyes and ears attuned to the needs of others.

We extend our gratitude to our partners, donors and friends for their support in 2011 and in the years to come.

Ching-mai Wu

Chairman, Board of Trustees

Nancy E. Chapman



Strengthening Our




More than 100 individuals from

53 institutions in 13 countries

and regions of Asia participated

in the United Board’s leadership

and faculty development


Leadership and Faculty Development Programs

Excellence in education has been the overarching goal

of all the United Board’s work in higher education

in Asia, from its founding in 1922 to the present

day. Over the decades, the United Board’s primary

focus has been undergraduate education. Its faculty

and leadership development programs create new

opportunities for dynamic educators, who ultimately

enrich the experience of young learners.

How can we measure success? In the simplest

terms, we can count the significant number of

individuals who participate each year in our faculty

and leadership development programs, such as the

Asian University Leaders Program, United Board

Fellows Program, Faculty Scholarship Program and

Institute for Advanced Study in Asian Cultures and

Theologies. These numbers are satisfying, but more

inspiring are program participants’ reports of the

United Board’s impact on their professional and

personal lives. Participants seize opportunities to

learn more in their fields of specialization, observe

different styles of teaching and management, and

experience daily life in another culture, all of which

they bring back to their home institutions. We

have the reward of encountering these individuals

throughout Asia, as they share with us the ways in

which their United Board experience multiplies the

resources available for teaching and learning.

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Asian University

Leaders Program

University leaders look to the future, even as they

manage the day-to-day responsibilities of educating

currently enrolled students. As they consider the best

ways to prepare students for 21st-century careers,

some university presidents and administrators are

looking beyond individual disciplines and advocating a

greater emphasis on liberal arts education. In January

2011, the United Board’s annual Asian University

Leaders Program (AULP) focused on “Valuing Liberal

Arts in Asian Higher Education” and drew together

representatives of 16 higher education institutions for

a four-day exchange of ideas and experience.

The 2011 AULP, held January 24-28 on the campus

of Chung Chi College, The Chinese University of

Hong Kong, continued the practice of promoting

an exchange of best practices among leaders of the

United Board’s partner institutions. The program

began in 2003 and annually gathers about 20

university trustees, presidents, vice presidents,

deans, and other administrators. AULP helps to

renew the United Board’s network as leaders share

their insights on challenges in higher education and

strategies to effectively address them. In recent

years, AULP has included specialized sessions that

examine fundraising, quality assessment, student

counseling and other emerging priority issues for



Dr. Norihiko Suzuki

International Christian University (Japan)

Social Responsibility

and Creative Thinking

How can liberal arts education prepare students to function as engaged citizens? Dr. Norihiko Suzuki, President

of Japan’s International Christian University (ICU) and a participant at the 2011 AULP, believes that liberal arts

education “fosters in students the desire and capacity to learn, think critically and communicate proficiently.”

At ICU, “liberal arts education provides the means to examine arguments and ideas in a comprehensive

manner, and to provide the rationale and ability to think with multiple perspectives in mind.” This approach is

different from that which is typically offered to Asian university students, which focuses on a single discipline

and prepares graduates for a narrow range of professional careers. But, observes Dr. Suzuki, “now the world

is rapidly changing and swiftly diversifying” and students may be better prepared if they study an array of

subjects and bring broad-minded critical thinking to the complicated problems of modern societies.

Dr. Suzuki believes critical thinking also “can lead students to become more conscientious about social

responsibilities.” In this way, liberal arts education also strengthens the university’s mission. “The

internationalism and the Christian spirit at ICU are inseparably intertwined with the development of social

responsibility and creative thinking.”

Dr. Suzuki began his tenure as president of ICU in April 2004. As he retires from this post in 2012, the United

Board thanks him for his partnership and for his support of Christian higher education in Asia.

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United Board

Fellows Program

The United Board Fellows Program is designed to

give mid-level faculty members and administrators

exposure to best practices in their respective fields

through two short-term placements, building

professional relationships and enduring networks

in the process. They begin their placements at host

universities in the United States, Asia or Australia

with the expectation that they will learn new

approaches to teaching, learning and managing,

which they can share with colleagues at their home

institutions. But at the end of their fellowship term,

they may be surprised to find that they also have

acquired greater confidence, decision-making

abilities and a willingness to embrace new challenges

and responsibilities. With these skills, a modest

investment from the United Board Fellows Program

can continue to pay dividends over the course of

their careers.

There are 20 members of the 2010-2012 class of

United Board Fellows, whose fields of specialization

range from anthropology to zoology. Since 2002,

over 130 mid-level faculty from colleges and

universities in Asia have completed the United

Board Fellows Program and returned to their home

institutions. United Board support for this program

is complemented by a generous grant from the

Freeman Foundation.

Dr. Enrique G. Oracion

Silliman University (Philippines)

heritage crossing borders’ which I coined from what I

learned from CUHK.”

Promoting a Creative

Research Culture

“A United Board Fellow needs only to be creative to

explore possibilities and options in a host institution

and its immediate environment,” Enrique G.

Oracion wrote after completing his 2011 fellowship

placement at The Chinese University of Hong Kong

(CUHK). A professor of anthropology and research

director at Silliman University in Dumaguete City,

the Philippines, Dr. Oracion wanted to learn how his

peers at CUHK designed and managed a research

unit within the university. And, as a researcher with

interests in the Filipino diaspora, he was eager to go

into the community and learn more about overseas

Filipino workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong.

“I conducted a study among the OFWs in this

metropolitan city about their conditions and social

and cultural activities with a particular focus on the

Sinulog Festival – a Catholic dance ritual in honor

of the Child Jesus – which they stage annually every

last Sunday of January,” Dr. Oracion recounted. “The

study I did was framed by the concept of ‘cultural

How can knowledge acquired in this type of study

be brought into the academic community, where

researchers can share it with colleagues and benefit

from the insights and interpretation of peers? Dr.

Oracion found some avenues in the Department

of Anthropology at CUHK’s New Asia College. “I

earned a broader understanding of how university

programs, particularly in promoting research culture

among students and faculty, have to become more

effective in response to available opportunities and

challenges.” The annual Post-Graduate Student

Forum and a more informal Friday Lecture Series

create opportunities for students to present their

current research interests; the university’s Research

Committee provides incentives and support to make

research more attractive to faculty. Dr. Oracion also

had the chance to share one of his research works

during his stay at CUHK and, back in the Philippines,

he presented a paper on public anthropology at a

national conference of anthropologists derived from

his engagement with Hong Kong OFWs.

“The Fellowship Program has inspired me to help

others improve professionally and find social

relevance on their jobs,” Dr. Oracion reflected. In this

way, the benefits of Dr. Oracion’s experience in Hong

Kong, multiplied by his creativity and generous spirit,

are shared with hundreds of others.

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Faculty Scholarship Program

High quality undergraduate education requires creative, skilled faculty, yet recruiting and retaining qualified

faculty is one of the greatest challenges for smaller colleges. The United Board Faculty Scholarship Program

yields multiple benefits, as it enables younger faculty members at our partner institutions to earn advanced

degrees, builds capacity in key disciplines at Asian colleges, and introduces new pedagogies into classrooms.

The program also builds valuable professional networks throughout Asia, as participants earn their advanced

degrees at institutions in the Asia-Pacific region.

Host institutions in 2010 and 2011 were Ateneo de Manila University, Bond University, Christ University, De

La Salle University, Ewha Womans University, Indonesian Center for Religious Studies, La Trobe University,

Macquarie University, Miriam College, Payap University, Seoul Women’s University and Silliman University.


Cao Thi Quynh Loan

University of Social Sciences and Humanities (Vietnam)

More Open Doors

Cao Thi Quynh Loan has been affiliated with the University of Social Sciences and

Humanities in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in one capacity or another for 19 years.

She earned her undergraduate degree there in 1986, started teaching there in 1990

and became a staff member in 1993. In the process, she says, “I have developed an

attachment for USSH and enjoy working with young people who aspire to advance

through education.”

As a United Board Faculty Scholar, she was able to acquire new knowledge and

skills to share with those young people. Ms. Loan undertook Ph.D. studies in

education in the joint degree program between La Trobe University in Melbourne,

Australia and USSH in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Like many scholars, she is

drawn to books, and when she had a chance to defend her thesis proposal at La

Trobe, she “was especially impressed with the library, which has a lot of books and

other resources.” She also had the guidance of La Trobe’s faculty for advice and

guidance. “All in all, I can say that I am extremely fortunate to have been provided

an opportunity to study at such an excellent facility of higher learning.”

With her Ph.D. nearly complete, Ms. Loan is eager to share her experience with

faculty and students at her home university. “It’s not easy to learn at my age, but I

think being a student again gave me new insights concerning what students think

and feel in their learning process. I think with my new degree I can have more open

doors and will be able to give more to whoever seems to need what I have learned.”

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Institute for Advanced

Study in Asian Cultures

and Theologies

The Institute for Advanced Study in Asian Cultures

and Theologies (IASACT) was first held in 2004,

when a small group of scholars convened for

a residential program of study, dialogue and

reflection. “IASACT was set up as a platform for

interdisciplinary exchange,” United Board Trustee

and theologian Wai Ching (Angela) Wong recalls.

It was designed to be “a venue for the facilitation

and cross-fertilization of ideas, insights and

perspectives from scholars of different disciplines

and different countries.” Dr. Wong, a professor in

the Department of Cultural and Religious Studies

at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, has been

involved in IASACT since the program’s inception,

and over the years has served as a faculty member,

invited speaker and, most recently, as an advisory

committee member.

What is accomplished during the program’s annual

five-week residential session? For scholars, it can be

a rare opportunity to focus on research or writing,

meaningful tasks that often get pushed aside by the

day-to-day demands of teaching and administration.

The interchange with peers can enhance this work,

as the perspectives of other disciplines and cultures

add new depth and texture to theological study.

“No theological or cultural issue can stand alone

and isolated from other areas of academic study or

life,” Dr. Wong points out, “so different approaches

can hopefully open up new areas of research and

discussion that would not be possible when one is

talking only to theologians.”

The most recent IASACT gathering was held

June 12 – July 16, 2011 at Chung Chi College,

The Chinese University of Hong Kong. 15 Asian

scholars participated, representing institutions in

China, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines,

Thailand and Vietnam. Scholars find the five-week

residential program to be both rigorous and relaxing,

challenging and rewarding. “Through attending

IASACT,” one participant reflected at the end of

IASACT 2011, “I feel like I finished another master’s

program in these five weeks.”





Sharing Knowledge and

Developing New Skills

19 of the United Board’s partner

institutions convened activities related

to our current initiatives in Environment

and Health, Interreligious Understanding

and Peacebuilding, and Local Knowledge.

More than 650 individuals, from 7 Asian

countries, participated in these 27 capacitybuilding


Current Initiatives

Faculty and students seek knowledge within academic institutions, but their spirit of inquiry also leads them

to examine their place in the world and consider their responsibilities for the future. The United Board’s

current initiatives – focusing on Local Knowledge, Environment and Health, and Interreligious Understanding

and Peacebuilding – create opportunities for its partner institutions to engage in research in service to their

communities. By linking teaching, learning action research and reflection, they promote the development of

purpose and values as well as the pursuit of knowledge and skills. The interdisciplinary nature of these current

initiatives also strengthens connections among academic departments, which brings new perspectives and

tools to shared concerns.

These three initiatives were launched in 2009. Each has included regional consultations to define objectives,

workshops to build skills, and research projects that enable faculty and students to apply their knowledge in

the field and directly engage with local communities.

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Dr. Bai Zhihong

Yunnan University (China)

Local Knowledge Initiative

The United Board’s Local Knowledge Initiative

encourages faculty to develop courses that actively

involve students in the process of collecting, organizing

and analyzing information related to cultural practices,

languages, livelihood, social practices and other forms

of local knowledge. The process builds bridges across

time and space, as faculty and students use online

platforms to record and share traditions that have been

practiced for generations, often in areas far removed

from their classrooms.

Miriam College, in Quezon City, the Philippines,

serves as the lead institution for the initiative and

maintains the Asian University Digital Resource

Network (AUDRN), which provides an electronic

platform for sharing information among educators


Through the Local Knowledge Initiative, the United

Board made eight grants to projects in four countries in


Taking the


into the Field

Dr. Bai Zhihong wanted to give

her anthropology students at

Yunnan University’s Research

School of Ethnic Minority Studies

a hands-on experience that would

open their eyes to indigenous

people, their livelihoods and their

knowledge. With a grant from

the United Board, she designed

a research project that took her

students into the Awa Mountains

near the Sino-Myanmar border,

where they digitally documented

the plants and herbs the Wa

people use for food and medicine.


Travel over the rough mountainous roads and into

the villages began a process of discovery for students.

“We discovered that most of the healers people

introduce to us are men,” Dr. Bai recalled. Yet through

persistence in their research, she and students learned

that “many women who have played an important

role in feeding and healing families quietly in daily

routines are ignored. These ordinary women shared

their knowledge about plants and herbs with us and

other villagers without any reservation.” Because

these women often worked around the clock to care

for their families, the students had to “modify their

time schedule to fit into the production and social-life

rhythms of the villagers,” which ultimately enhanced

their learning experience.

The findings of the research project are now being

integrated into classes at Yunnan University and

shared, through a booklet and CD on selected

plants and herbs, with other universities, libraries,

medical institutions, government agencies, and

local communities. That information represents

only a small part of what the participating students

gained through their fieldwork. As Dr. Bai observed,

“when we really sit down together with villagers,

our ideas, arguments, thoughts, and even ears and

eyes are sharpened, and real understanding and

communication gradually become possible.”

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Environment and Health Initiative

Dr. Nirmala Jeyaraj

Colleges and Universities for

Environmental Action (India)

Striking the right balance between economic development

and environmental protection will challenge Asian

communities for years to come. How can students – the

policy leaders, economists, scientists, and community

activists of tomorrow – learn how to apply knowledge

toward workable solutions? By opening channels between

colleges and universities and local communities, the United

Board’s Environment and Health Initiative helps to make the

challenge of environmental protection concrete to students.

This initiative’s community-based focus gives faculty and

students firsthand experience in assessing environmental

problems and health impacts, considering potential

solutions, and sharing collaborative ideas.

India has been the initial base for the Environment and

Health Initiative, where members of the Colleges and

Universities for Environmental Action (CUEA) consortium

now have more than a year’s experience in applying

community-based learning to solid waste management.

Bishop Heber College serves as the coordinator for the

nation-wide consortium. Another network is now taking

shape in Indonesia, where colleges and universities are

measuring their campus’s carbon footprints; Soegijapranata

Catholic University is serving as a network coordinator.


Service to the


Nirmala Jeyaraj has been a strong

advocate of service learning

throughout her career as an

educator. The former principal of

Lady Doak College and program

director of the United Board

brought this sense of mission to

CUEA, serving as its program

advisor through June 2011.

“Environmental service learning

hits three mangoes at one stroke,”

she finds, as it combines “effective

learning, meaningful service and

an improved environment.”

Under the framework of solid

waste management, each of the


institutions involved in CUEA conducted a survey of

local needs prior to starting their community action.

From that point, “individual colleges undertook

initiatives based on their interest, expertise and

need of the community they worked for,” Dr. Jeyaraj

said. The wide range of projects either focused

on raising awareness – through distribution of

advocacy materials, screening documentaries, or

demonstrating waste segregation, for example – or

on environmental action – with projects to reduce

plastic waste, recycle paper, or set up herbal gardens.

Dr. Jeyaraj and her colleagues at CUEA institutions

were impressed with what the students achieved in

a short period. “The students who participated in the

various activities were themselves transformed, both

in their attitudes and lifestyles,” she said. “They also

gained academic skills, people skills and community

work experience.” Consortium members are now

sharing their experiences through the CUEA website

and training programs.

Through study, action and reflection, students also

seemed to absorb the true meaning of “community.”

“It was interesting to note that in all the institutions,”

Dr. Jeyaraj observed, “students and faculty who were

involved in environmental projects did not just preach

to the outside community. They were conscious to

first change the practices in their own campuses and

thus were effective change agents.”

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Interreligious Understanding

and Peacebuilding Initiative

Colleges and universities can play a dual role

in promoting interreligious understanding

and peacebuilding. As centers of education,

they train the next generation of political,

diplomatic, religious and community leaders.

They also serve as intellectual forums, convening

people of diverse backgrounds and viewpoints

and providing a space for them to explore

commonalities and differences.

The United Board’s Interreligious Understanding

and Peacebuilding Initiative addresses both

roles. Working in partnership with Asian higher

education institutions, it is supporting programs

that train faculty and students and provide

experiential learning in local communities. It also

creates opportunities for scholars to meet and

share information on their respective efforts to

advance peace and interreligious understanding.

Dr. Siti Syamsiyatun

Indonesian Consortium for Religious


Future Proponents

of Interreligious


“Within the Indonesian context, higher education

institutions play very significant roles in shaping

our life as a nation,” Siti Syamsiyatun, director of

the Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies

(ICRS-Yogya), finds. “In the area of interreligious

relations and understanding, all teachers of

religion – be it Islam, Protestantism, Catholicism,

Hinduism, Buddhism or Confucianism – are

educated in higher education institutions.” ICRS-

Yogya was created by Gadjah Mada University,

State Islamic University Sunan Kalijaga and Duta

Wacana Christian University in 2006 to offer

these future religious teachers and leaders a

graduate program in religious studies.

The United Board made 18 grants through its

Interreligious Understanding and Peacebuilding

Initiative in 2010-2011.

A college or university is where a future leader

can first develop his or her personal vision of

interreligious understanding. At ICRS-Yogya since

2007, Dr. Syamsiyatun has seen students take


their first steps toward developing that vision. “A

higher education institution is a safe, open space

for students of different backgrounds to honestly

discuss sensitive and difficult issues, such as

interreligious relations,” she pointed out. “With their

maturity and wider perspective, university students

are expected to become proponents and promoters

for interreligious understanding, so in turn, they will

influence their community.”

Dr. Syamsiyatun shared some of these thoughts

with other Asian specialists in the field at an

international conference on “Reflection and

Curriculum Development Planning for Interreligious

Understanding and Peacebuilding,” held in May 2011

at International Christian University in Japan, with

support from the United Board. She told conference

attendees that, at ICRS-Yogya, “We talk about how

religion relates to daily life.” Students’ research

interests, while varied, share a common thread:

relating elements of people’s religious identity with

their social, empirical, or philosophical problems.

The result is a rich dialogue on how religion relates

to issues of peace and conflict, medicine and health,

women’s status, globalization and other topics.

The conference also offered her a chance to hear

the viewpoints of others. “The projects presented

by United Board partners reflect genuine efforts to

create peace and harmony within their respective

contexts, whether Christians are in the majority or

minority,” she said. “In this sense, I am proud that

ICRS-Yogya has become one of UB's partners in

promoting interreligious understanding, and am

pleased to know that our vision is actually shared

and supported by people with kind hearts.”

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American Schools and Hospitals

Abroad Program

Since 1976, the United Board’s partnership with the

American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA)

program of the U.S. Agency for International

Development has helped seven Asian colleges and

universities in five countries undertake campus

improvement and curricular improvement projects.

The most recent round of awards will enable Payap

University in Thailand to conduct a much needed

upgrade of its information technology infrastructure

and Silliman University in the Philippines to make

improvements at its College of Nursing and the

Allied Health Sciences.

To date, ASHA has awarded the United Board more

than $13 million for projects at partner institutions,

which the United Board administers at no cost to the

colleges and universities.


Payap University (Thailand)

A Flourishing Partnership

To mark a spirit of flourishing cooperation, Payap

University President Pradit Takerngrangsarit and

United Board President Nancy Chapman planted

a tree on the university campus in Chiang Mai

at a ceremony on July 19. Over the past 15 years,

Payap has been able to undertake significant

campus improvements with the support of the

ASHA program and the facilitation of the United

Board. With ASHA support, Payap has constructed

new classroom and residence buildings, upgraded

technology in its library and pharmacy laboratory,

and is in the process of making its campus fully

accessible to people with disabilities.

The United Board’s relationship with Payap

University began soon after the Thai institution

was founded in 1974 and continued to grow as

administrators and faculty built the university, both

physically and intellectually. In addition to serving as

the American sponsor and administrator of Payap’s

ASHA projects, the United Board introduced Payap

leaders to the late Elisabeth Luce Moore, which

eventually led to support for the construction of the

Henry R. Luce Chapel on campus. It helped supply

the library with books and periodicals when the

university was getting started and with digitizing

library materials in more recent years. The United

Board has helped junior faculty obtain advanced

degrees through its Faculty Scholarship Program;

future leaders gain exposure to best practices at

other universities through the United Board Fellows

Program and Asian University Leaders Program; and

the institution shares its expertise in interreligious

understanding and peacebuilding through a regionwide


Most recently, Payap University hosted the July 18-

23 seminar for the United Board Fellows, providing

a welcoming venue and spirit of camaraderie for

several days of discussion and network-building.

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United Board

Partner Institutions

The United Board’s partner institutions are essential

to the successful development and implementation

of its programs. Listed below are the institutions

that have received grants from the United Board in

the past three years.


Royal University of Phnom Penh


China Agricultural University

China Center of Advanced Science

and Technology

Chinese Academy of Medical


Fudan University

Fujian Hwa Nan Women's College

Ginling Women's College, Nanjing

Normal University

Guizhou Normal University

Huazhong Normal University

Jinling Academy

Nanjing University

Peking University

Peking Union Medical College

Qinghai Normal University

Renmin University of China

Shaanxi Normal University

Shanghai University

Sichuan University

Suzhou University

Yanbian University

Yanbian University of Science

and Technology

Yanjing Theological Seminary

Yunnan University

East Timor

Universidade da Paz

Hong Kong

The Chinese University of

Hong Kong

Chung Chi College, The Chinese

University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong Baptist University

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Institute of Sino-Christian Studies

Lingnan University


The American College

Asian Centre for Cross-Cultural


Bishop Heber College

Christ University

Eastern Theological College

Gurukul Lutheran Theological

College and Research Institute

Karunya University

Lady Doak College

Madras Christian College

Salesian College

Scottish Church College

St. Ann's College of Education

St. Christopher's College

of Education

Stella Maris College

Union Christian College

University of Madras

Women's Christian College


Artha Wacana Christian


Duta Wacana Christian University

Gadjah Mada University

Indonesian Consortium for

Religious Studies

Petra Christian University

Sam Ratulangi University

Satya Wacana Christian


Soegijapranata Catholic


Universitas Kristen Indonesia


Universitas Kristen Indonesia


Universitas Kristen Indonesia


Universitas Pelita Harapan


International Christian University


Ewha Womans University

Hannam University

Seoul Women's University

Soongsil University

Yonsei University

Yonsei University Health System


Myanmar Institute of Theology


Ateneo de Manila University

Brokenshire College

Central Philippine University

Dansalan College Foundation Inc.

De La Salle University

Miriam College

Philippine Christian University

Silliman University

Southern Christian College

St. Scholastica's College

Trinity University of Asia


Chang Jung Christian University

Ginling Girls High School

Soochow University

Tunghai University


Assumption University

Payap University


An Giang University

Hue University

Institute of International Relations

University of Social Sciences

and Humanities - Vietnam

National University


Amity Foundation

Asian Women's Resource Centre

for Culture and Theology

Association of Christian

Universities and Colleges

in Asia

Forum of Asian Theological


The Hong Kong - America Center

Overseas Ministries Study Center

Society of Asian Biblical Studies

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The United Board draws strength from the many

individuals who support its work. Their generosity

takes many forms – a financial contribution, sharing

expertise, offering time or hospitality – and may be

directed to general support of the United Board, a

specific United Board program or a United Boardapproved

program at a partner institution. They

often are inspired to give because of their own

experiences at Asian colleges and universities or

because of personal encounters with Asian educators

and students.

Carmen D. Dagnino

“I have always been a people person,” reflects former

United Board program associate Carmen Dagnino. “I

love meeting people from other cultures and learning

from them.” During the 25 years she worked at the

United Board (1979-2005), Mrs. Dagnino forged

lasting friendships with many Asian scholars, and

“even though we were from different cultures, we

found a deep rapport with each other, based on

respect and caring.”

The Visiting Scholars Program, which brought

professors from United Board-related colleges

and universities to the United States for one-year


placements during the 1990s, provided the happiest

and most fulfilling part of her work. “It was a joy

to share with them their dreams, aspirations and

excitement of being in this country. This was a twoway

experience, for not only did they learn, but they

had opportunities to share their knowledge and

experience with students and faculty of their host

schools. How proud I was to hear, in most cases, their

positive experiences and their desire to bring back to

their own countries and put into practice what they

had learned.”

For many of these scholars, Mrs. Dagnino was the

friendly face and voice of the United Board. She

helped arrange their travel, their orientations and

their placements, but more importantly, as a native

of Peru, she knew that people appreciate warm

encouragement as they find their way in a new

culture. “The highest point of my commitment to

them was when they started calling me ‘mother.’

This filled me with joy because it meant they had

accepted me as a true friend, and I could be trusted

with anything they wanted to share with me.”

Mrs. Dagnino’s faith shaped her outlook on her work.

“For me, the word ‘Christian’ means that you put

your faith in action, that you give the best of yourself

in helping others. Christian higher education is based

on the same principle, and it beckoned me to commit

myself to assist the Asian scholars in whatever was

needed. I did not create the program, but reaching

out to them and assisting them in their needs while

they were in this country was a ministry to me.”

Carmen Dagnino (back) and Elisabeth Luce Moore

As a United Board employee, Mrs. Dagnino was

generous with her time and energy; in retirement,

she remains generous in her support for the United


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The United Board is a tax-exempt, charitable 501(c)(3)

organization in the United States and a registered

charity in Hong Kong, and all contributions made in

the U.S. or in Hong Kong are tax-deductible to the

full extent allowed by local law.

We invite you to support the United Board’s

important work in Asian higher education, the

impact of which will not only be felt in the region, but

in the global community. Just as past contributions

have established endowments that support much

of our work, your contributions ensure the ongoing

strength and vitality of the United Board by enabling

our network of colleges and universities to respond

to the emerging needs of Asia.

We welcome both unrestricted gifts to support

the work of the United Board and gifts designated

for United Board projects, such as our programs

for Leadership and Faculty Development, and

our initiatives in Environment and Health, Local

Knowledge, and Interreligious Understanding and

Peacebuilding. We also accept gifts in support of

United Board-approved projects at institutions in


To make a gift of cash, stocks, securities, or

properties, or to learn about various forms of

planned gifts, including bequests, life income plans

such as charitable gift annuities and charitable

remainder trusts, please contact:

New York Office

United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia

475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1221

New York, NY 10115, USA



Hong Kong Office

United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia

1/F, Chung Chi College Administration Building

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Shatin, Hong Kong


Via the United Board’s website:




Since its earliest days, the United Board has been blessed by the support of faithful

donors who generously contributed the financial resources that eventually grew

into our endowment. Thanks to that endowment and the ongoing contributions

of people like you – friends of the United Board and alumni and friends of

the institutions with which we work in Asia – we have been able to provide

meaningful program support to institutions throughout Asia for many years.

Creative donors in the U.S. can help support the United Board's future and still

receive annual income by making "life income" gifts, also known as planned or

deferred gifts. Life income gifts are made during your lifetime and benefit the

United Board after your death. These programs offer the opportunity for you to

make a substantial gift to help ensure the United Board's future, while you and

a loved one you name receive annual income; they also provide potential estate

and income tax savings. You may designate planned gifts for the support of

the general work of the United Board, approved projects for schools in Asia, or

permanent endowments.

You may support the United Board's work with colleges and universities in Asia and

help your heirs avoid probate and estate taxes by making a thoughtful gift from

your estate. You can make a bequest to the United Board in your will, specifying

either a stated amount or a percentage of your estate for the United Board

project or endowment you choose. You can name the United Board as a primary

or contingent beneficiary of a life insurance policy or your retirement savings plan,

such as your IRA, 401(k) or 403(b) account, Keogh account or other qualified plan.

A bequest to the United Board through your will becomes a living memorial.

Please consult your financial advisor for more information about how to include

the United Board in your estate plans.

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The individuals listed below participated in United Board

programs during the period of July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011.

Dr. Norihiko Suzuki

International Christian University


Dr. Pradit Takerngrangsarit

Payap University


Prof. John Titaley

Satya Wacana Christian University


Dr. Progreso E. Umacob

Southern Christian College




Dr. Chen Chin-Seng

Chang Jung Christian University


Prof. Haydn H.D. Chen

Tunghai University


Dr. Djohan

Duta Wacana Christian University


Ms. Karen He

Yunnan University


Prof. Ir. Rolly Intan

Petra Christian University


Dr. R.W. Alexander Jesudasan

Madras Christian College


Br. Ricardo P. Laguda FSC

De La Salle University


Prof. William Keng-mun Lee

Lingnan University

Hong Kong

Rev. Dr. Samuel Ngun Ling

Myanmar Institute of Theology


Dr. Ben S. Malayang III

Silliman University


Dr. Johannes Ro

International Christian University


Dr. Ridling Waller

Women’s Christian College


Prof. Xiao Xian

Yunnan University


Dr. Zhang Xunjie

Fujian Hwa Nan Women's College




Ly Aye

Union Theological College


Debbie Bautista

Ateneo de Manila University



Roy Allan BerangoTolentino

Ateneo de Manila University


Fransiskus Borgais

Parahyangan Catholic University


Menan Pearl Caballero

Mountain View College


Marissa Calleja

De La Salle University


Amara Eam

Royal University of Phnom Penh


Leonard C. Epafras

Duta Wacana Christian University


Fanny Ginzel

College of Marine Science and



La Hkawng

Myanmar Institute of Technology


Naw Lily Kadoe

Myanmar Institute of Theology


Thida Kim

Royal University of Phnom Penh


Hesty Kody

Artha Wacana Christian University


Tintien Koerniawati

Satya Wacana Christian University


Phyo Kyaw

Myanmar Institute of Theology


Cao Thi Quynh Loan

University for Social Sciences and



Phetmany Luangsichampa

National University of Laos


Vanna Ly

Royal University of Phnom Penh


Ji Ra Maran

Myanmar Institute of Theology



Duta Wacana Christian University


Sri Mulyani

Sanata Dharma University


Jerson Benia Narciso

Central Philippine University


Nguyen Dang Nguyen

Vietnam National University


Socorro Parco

Silliman University


Thuy Anh Pham Tran

Hue University


Yohanes Purwadi

Parahyangan Catholic University


Mucha-Shim Quiling Arquiza

Ateneo de Manila University


Daisy Roy

Eden City College


Neil Rupidara

Satya Wacana Christian University


Joseph Salazar

Ateneo de Manila University


Chentha Sok

Royal University of Phnom Penh


Heng Sovannarith

Royal University of Phnom Penh


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Tharith Sriv

Royal University of Phnom Penh


Youfie Tan

Yunnan University


Gustin Tanggulungang

Satya Wacana Christian University


Mary Thomas

Ateneo de Manila University


Nguyen Quang Tien

University of Social Sciences and



Soputhy Touch

Royal University of Phnom Penh


Yoachim Agus Tridiatno

Santa Dharma University


Dany Va

Royal University of Phnom Penh


Billy Wagey

Sam Rutulangi University


Net Wanna

Royal University of Phnom Penh



Sekolah Tinggi Aggami Buddha


Fransiska Widyawati

St. Paul's Seminary


Hui Ling Xu

Fudan University


Jing Xu

Guizhou Normal University


Ke Yang

Huazhong Normal University


Kexiu Yin

Yunnan University



Qinghai University





Dr. Caixiangduojie

Qinghai Normal University


Ms. Akatoli Chishi

Senate of Serampore College


Mr. Satya Hedipuspita

Universitas Pelita Harapan Surabaya


Dr. Nguyen Van Hieu

University of Social Sciences and



Mrs. Hema Bercy Selvakumari Joshua

University of Madras


Mr. Umnai Kui

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Sr. Guillermo Maria Lirio

University of Santo Tomas


Dr. Liu Qian

Fudan University


Mr. Charn Mayot

Assumption University


Dr. Ruben Cheng Mendoza

Ateneo De Manila University


Sr. Navya CMC Parekkattil

Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram



Dr. Shu Jian

Shanghai University


Mr. Yoachim Agus Tridiatno

University of Atma Jaya Yogyakarta


Rev. Dr. Yangkahao Vashum

Eastern Theological College


Ms. Wu Yuan Yuan

Fujian Hwa Nan Women's College




Mr. Brighton Anbu

Karunya University


Mr. Ardniel Baladjay

Southern Christian College


Dr. Dominador F. Bombongan, Jr.

De La Salle University


Mr. Hai Dang Bui

University of Social Sciences and



Dr. Louis George

Christ University


Dr. Priscilla Jayasingh

Lady Doak College


Dr. Pisamai Kijkuokool

Payap University


Dr. Jean Young Kim

Yonsei University


Dr. Annie Kuriachan

Women's Christian College


Dr. Madhumanjari Mandal

Scottish Church College


Dr. Enrique Oracion

Silliman University


Mr. Manurung Parmonangan

Duta Wacana Christian University


Dr. David Prabhakar Patturaj

Madras Christian College


Ms. Hongbin Pu

Guizhou Normal University


Ms. Sandra L.Q. Quinones

Southern Christian College


Dr. Pauline Rathinaraj

Women's Christian College


Dr. You Taing

Royal University of Phnom Penh


Dr. Margaretha S.S. Utami

Soegijapranata Catholic University


Dr. Violeta C. Valladolid

De La Salle University


Dr. Ying Wang

Fudan University


Dr. Hanbo Zhang

Yunnan University


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The United Board is grateful to the many donors who support its

work. This list recognizes contributions received during the period

July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2011.





Aloha Alumni Chapter of

Silliman University

The Alumni of Sam Houston

State University in Taiwan

Association of Central Texas


Chung Chi College, Divinity


Council for World Mission

Prospect Street United

Methodist Church

Silliman Alumni Association in

Chicago (SAI)

Silliman Alumni Association of

Southern California

Silliman Association of New


Silliman University Alumni

General Alumni Register, Inc.

Silliman University Alumni

Association, Inc.

Silliman University Alumni

Council of North America

Silliman University Alumni

Friends @ San Diego

St. Luke's Alumni Nursing

Foundation USA

The United Church of Canada



American Endowment


American Schools and

Hospitals Abroad - USAID

Bishop Yousoon Kim Memorial


The Community Foundation

For Greater Atlanta, Inc.

The Community Foundation of

Sarasota County

The Freeman Foundation

Harvard-Yenching Institute

JPMorgan Chase Foundation

Dr. John Kao Trust

The Henry Luce Foundation,


Eleanor N. Marcy Trust

New York Community Trust

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)


Reverend and Mrs. William C.

Walzer Memorial Fund



Caridad Corporation

Charles Schwab

Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

FMC Corporation Matching

Gift Plan

OppenheimerFunds Legacy


Pfizer United Way Campaign

Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC


Estate of Kai-Yun Chiu



Dr. Rolando del Carmen

Dr. Yong S. Hong

Wook Ja Lee Ju, M.D.

Dr. and Mrs. Eusebio C. Kho

Dr. David Yu-shen Lai

Dr. Bai O. Lee

Yong Lee

Yong Hae Lee

Young Bin and Eukyung Lee

Dr. Timothy Light

Dr. Young-Hee Lowe

Dr. Chi Y. Shim

Kyung Joo Yoon, M.D.

Helena Hsien-Tsai Yu

PATRONS ($5,000+)


Yung-Chi and Elaine H. C.


Mr. and Mrs. Ravenel Curry

Mr. James Hsu

Mr. Rick Huang

Dr. and Mrs. James T. F. Kao

Dr. Young Chai Kauh

Drs. Moon Hyun and Yong Cha


William Lee, M.D.

Mr. Thomas Liao

Dr. Tai W. Park

Therese and George Wang

Ms. Wha S. Yoo

SPONSORS ($2,500+)

Wan-Yu Chen

Mr. Ricky Cheng

Mrs. Pacita Edrial Flores

Dr. Michael Gilligan

Emilian Hwang


Lawrence Y. Kim

Woon Hi Koh, M.D.

Dr. and Mrs. Renato D.


Dr. Loreto Calibo Sobong

Mr. Kano Yamamoto




Ms. Jane E. Arp

Margaret L. Avison

Joo Won Bin, M.D.

Mr. and Mrs. Lejo Brana

Ms. Emalyn B. Bravo

Dr. Bennie C. Chang

Hsueh-Rong Chang, Ph.D.

I-Jen Chen and Chimin T. Chen

Mr. Pei-Yuan Chia

Mr. and Mrs. Teddy A. Chien

Rocky Chin

Mr. Nelson L. Chow

Dr. Eui K. Chung

Won S. Cynn

Mr. and Mrs. Rudolfo De Leon

Ms. Linda Huang Doughty

John and Ann English

Mrs. Maria Antonia Geary

Mrs. Rani George and Mr.

George Thomas

Jovito and Nora Carnaje Gierza

Dr. Lily W. Gonzalez

Francis J. Hahn

Dr. Ha R. Hong

Mrs. Shu-Ming Lai Huang

Dr. and Mrs. Jung Huh

Ling-ling Hung, Ph. D.

Janet E. Hunt, Esq.

Byung I. Hyun

Dr. Suk H. Kang

Dr. Chang Kwon Kim

Moo J. Kim

Young Choo and Suh Kim

Young K. Kim

Young B. Kwon, M.D.

Mrs. Chieh Lan

Mr. Shih-Jung Lan

Rev. Dr. and Mrs. James T.


Mr. and Mrs. An-Chi Lee

Dong-eun Lee, M.D.

Everett M. Lee, M.D.

Keum H. Lee

Mr. Ying-Hsiao Li

Mrs. Anchen W. Lin

Drs. Nan and Alice Lin

Amy and Jan T. Liu

Mrs. Marie Losh

Dr. Evangeline Manjares

Prof. Milton W. Meyer

Manuel G. and Jessie Miranda

Ms. Editha Z. Navarro

E. Paul and Kathleen Nelson

Dr. and Mrs. Sung Kyu H. Oh

Dr. Patricia N. Page

Geun Sil Paik, M.D.

C.H. Park, M.D.

Mrs. Lily H. Peng

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Pierce

Kyum Shik Pyun, M.D.

Fe Sabot-Cashier

Ihsuk Shin

Mrs. Verlie Anne Skillman

Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Francisco D.

Somera Jr.

Mrs. Nenita V. Somera

Steven S. Song, M.D.

Arne Sovik

Robert E. and Ninfa Saturnino


Don L. and Karen Thornton

Mr. and Mrs. Chun-Tai Tseng

George Ken-Hsi and May

Yung-Fun W. Wang

Joe Wang

Mrs. Louise S. Woodruff

Aster Tung Ching Wang Wu

Dr. Ching-Mai Wu

Mr. Hsin Chih Wu

Mr. Gene Yang

Yi-Min Yao

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Yen

Ms. Margaret Yen

Ms. Wan-Hua Amy Yu

Dr. and Mrs. Chiu-Yung Yuan

Robert and May Yuan



Mr. C. J. Alexander

Ms. Monina Bartoces

Ruben and Flor Bayawa

Dr. John O. Blackburn

Charles Booth, Ph. D.

Jin S. Cha, M.D.

Dr. and Mrs. Po-Chuen Chan

Mr. Edward Chen

Jack Chen

Ms. Sylvia Chen

Wei-Yin Chen

Mr. Simon Cheung Simon Chiu

Prof. Kiyoko Takeda Cho

Dr. Benjamin V. del Carmen

Mrs. Luzviminda B.


David and Chibi Martinez


Dale K. and Alice Edmondson

Candy and Vincent Eng

Ms. Ruth Miller Gates

Dr. Ruth Hayhoe

Dr. and Mrs. Ching-fen Hsiao

Dr. Philip H. Jen

Yung-Lien Lai

Dr. and Mrs. Allan H. Lee

Dr. Joseph Yuen Chor Lee

Kai Li and Yanping Qin

Magdaluyo Family

Dr. and Mrs. Chien-Hua Niu

Dr. Joon Surh Park

Ms. Catherine R. Rainwater

Chiang Syin

Ronald Taylor

Mr. Hsiang Tai

Timothy Tran

Drs. Charles and Ruth Carson


Mr. Hsin-I Wu

Dr. Robert K. Yu

Dr. Robert Yuan



Anonymous (2)

Mr. and Mrs. Melvin M. Acanto

Minnie Alexander

Dr. and Mrs. Kim Bloom

Anna Crowell

Dr. and Mrs. Jared H. Dorn

Tomas and Milagros Domingo


Col. and Mrs. Hayward L. Fong

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred K. Ho

Mrs. Jane Hoover

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hsiang

Sywn-Tien Shirley Hsiao

Mrs. Edith W. Illick

Mrs. Soon D. Lee

Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred C. Ling

Mr. Chyuan Ma

Dr. Dorothy J. Marple

Miss Marie Melrose

Chang Hyun H. Min, M.D.

Romeo R. Moriles, M.D.

Mr. and Mrs. Bayani Pioquinto

Mr. Anthony Ruger

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Mrs. Maria C. Tanega

Ms. Annie Gaton Tigtig

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel A. Tucker

Mr. and Mrs. David Vaflor

Dr. Lorna Gaudiel


Richard W. and Alma Rivera


Taching Wang

Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Weis

Dr. Angela Wai Ching Wong

Yee Nar Yuen


Anonymous (5)

Dr. Federico I. Agnir

Mr. and Mrs. Abel Amago

Mrs. Catherine E. Ambler

Mr. Adlai J. Amor

Dr. and Mrs. Solomon G.


Dr. Paul P. Appasamy

Mr. and Mrs. Leandro G.


Mr. Merle L. Bender

Rev. and Mrs. Alden Besse

Mr. Dan R. Beto

Mr. James L. Brewbaker

Ms. A. Maureen Brians

Anchi Burow

Mrs. Dedita Parreno Cacdac

Mr. Gordon G. Campbell

Richard and Susanne Campbell

Margarito Catig

Ching-Ping Chang

Sucie and Stephen Chang

Ms. Lucy S. Chautard

Mr. Peter F. Chen

R. J. Chen

Miss Ying-wan Cheng

Joseph and Nancy Chiang

Shin Chiba Ph.D.

Mr. Nelson Chien

Mr. Michael Chinn

Wilton and Paula Chinn

Kung-Ying and Vivian G. Chiu

Dr. Pei Hua Chou

Ms. Lorrayne Chu

Mr. and Mrs. Tak-Kin Chu

Ya-Chieh Chung

Ms. Kathleen Jo Corbin

Mr. and Mrs. Efren Cordura

Mrs. Ruth A. Daugherty

Richard and E. Janet Dayringer

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel De La


Mrs. Mary E. Emler

Miss Elisabeth H. Engelbach

Mrs. Mary C. Van Evera

Feng Shan

Harry and May Ann Vaflor


Frederick and Joyce Flores

Mr. Wilmer Fong

Charles and Elizabeth Friel

Ms. Virginia Gallo

Ms. Rose Marie Gallosa

Ms. Faith Garcia-Duran

Dr. Alice M. Giffin

Ms. Jennifer Giroux

Au-Shuk Gong

Ms. Editha C. Grumia

Mr. Gerald L. Hall

Shya and Lydia Hao

Dr. E. Richard Knox and Ms.

Nan Hawkins

Dr. and Mrs. Barrett Hazeltine

Ms. Judith Heagstedt

Craig Hemmens and Mary K.


Mr. Raul Hernandez

Jiang-kow and Wang Pin-Ju Ho

Mr. Richard Hollingsworth

Mr. Ke Chiang Hsieh

Mr. Ken K. Hsieh

Dr. Shan-yuan Hsieh

Mrs. Hsiang-Lin Hsu

Dr. Hua-Ling W. Hu

Dr. Xiaokun Hu

Mr. and Mrs. Chuen-Hsiung


Michael and Margaret Huang

Betty Lou Hummel

Dr. Mary Jacob

Mr. Randolph Jennings and Ms.

Mary M. Griep

Ms. Dorothy E. Jones

Joon Shik Hong, M.D.

Jay G. Juarez

Henry and Jessie Jue

Mrs. Regina Junasa

Jung-Chen Johnson

Ms. Suey-Ju Kao

Mr. Victor Kappeler

Han Kyu and Soon-Bock Kim

Mr. and Mrs. David K. Kuo

Mr. Hsuan-tsun Kuo

Dr. and Mrs. Wai-Hong Kwong

Dr. Culver S. Ladd

Dr. and Mrs. Jason Lai

Waltrud A. Lampe

Ms. Neptune V. Laplagne

Mrs. Mylene Lee

Wonjae Lee

Y. S. Lee

Mrs. Fidelita Levy

Mr. Chien-Peng Li and Mrs.

Marian Tsai Li

Hsin-Ying and Mei-Chuan Li

Dr. Hsueh Ming Li

Tzu-Yin Chang Lin

Dr. and Mrs. Chien Liu

Mr. and Mrs. Hua-Kuang Liu

Ms. Nenita C. Lodh

Mr. Charles Long

Ted and Gladys Lucero

Wei Ma

Dr. Floro E. Maandig and

Emma B. Maandig

Mr. and Mrs. Leonid C.


Ms. Elvira Mahinay

Sr. Mary John Mananzan

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Marty

Beverly and Harold Martyn

Dr. Eulalio G. Maturan

Meredith and Richard


Nancy Spicer McHugh

Ms. Epifania O. Mercado

Ms. Kathleen Meriwether

Dr. and Mrs. Samuel H.


Montrose Family Dental


Merlyn and Pamela Moore

Dawna T. Mughal, Ph.D., R.D.,


Mrs. Prasopsuk Nabangxang

Mr. Samuel Ng

Dr. and Mrs. D. Preman Niles

Wanida Nipataruedi

Mr. and Mrs. James P. Orwig

Rev. Hugh Outterson

Mr. Allen D. Palma

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald


Mr. David Payne

Isagani and Zenaida Payumo

Ralph and Linda Pease

Mr. Paul Pfeiffer

Mrs. Ruth Imperial Pfeiffer

Dr. Martha W. Pride

Ms. Fern A. Ramo

Ling Ren

Ms. Leticia C. Reyes

Ms. Elizabeth O. Rice

Rev. Homer T. Rickabaugh

Ms. Susan Ridder

Dale and Arlene Robb


Chang S. and Myung Ja Roh

Mr. John G. Rohrbach

Raymond and Cristina Santos

Dr. Marilee K. Scaff

Mr. and Mrs. Chu-Chih Sheng

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Shih

Dr. and Mrs. Roger L. Shinn

Curtis Smith

Dr. Joseph M. Smith

Mrs. Patricia Speer

Ms. Diane Young Spitzer

Mrs. Claire S. Stelter

Victor and Barbara Strecher

Dr. Nora C. Sun

Herme O. Sylora, M.D.

Mrs. Elsie Sy-Niebar

Serdna Gayares Tan

Craig and Jireh Tanabe

Mr. and Mrs. Dane Temporal

Mr. Daniel W. Tepke

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tingley

V.B. Titterington

Dr. Willi Toisuta

Ms. Elaine Tseng

Miss Ruth D. Tupas

Mrs. Eleanor F. Umali

Ms. Stella T. Valencia

Mr. and Mrs. Valish

Mrs. Gloria A. Vergara

Romulo G. Villanueva, M.D.

Richard and Fen Ching Chou


Dr. and Mrs. C. Herbert Wang

Ms. Carmen O. Weist

Gwen Wendorf

Ms. Gloria N. Whittington

Mrs. Phyllis Hunter Wiggin

Mrs. Vivian M. Wong

Dr. and Mrs. Donald C. Worth

Charles F. Wu

Jinzhong Xu

Mr. Lawrence S. Yee

Dr. and Mrs. Malcolm B. Young

Mr. and Mrs. Ming T. Yu

Anette Yuan

Linda H. Yuan



Mr. Romeo T. Abiera

Mr. Henry W. Allen

The Reverend Freddie V.


Mrs. Elvira R. Artry

Mr. Allan Averion

Mr. Alfonso Bascos

A.G. Blackburn

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Bosch

Judith A. and Douglas Bowers

Ms. Lilia V. Brewbaker

Mr. and Mrs. Pat Broussard

Mr. A. Jerry Bruce

Ms. Eleanor G. Butiong

Mr. Reuel B. Cainglet

Ms. Ophelia Calingacion

Ms. Aida P. Calo

Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Carle

Mr. Allen H. Chan

Kang-I Sun Chang

Mr. Hsin-Sheng Chen

Mrs. Diana Cheng

Melvia L. Cheng

Mr. and Mrs. John W. Christie


Dr. Kenneth Christopherson

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth T. Chu

Mrs. Esther Craley

Mr. Kermit Cummings

Carmen and Rafael Dagnino

Ms. Lalaine Dalmacio

Mr. and Mrs. Edgardo Deloria

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Depasupil


Ms. Karen Eads

Lily Echiverri

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ernst

Mrs. Euphemia A. Felicitas

Shannon Fowler

Charlotte Frye

Ms. Laura D. Garcia

Mr. Peter F. Geithner

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Green

Paul and Marilyn Heintz

Rev. and Mrs. Mark Holmer

Dr. Merle R. Jordan

Ms. Mildred L. Keith

Glen Kercher

Ms. Arden S. Law

Bora Lee

Ms. Lillian Lester

Mr. Joel Ligutom

Dr. and Mrs. Robert C. Lodwick

Hester Jason Long

Dr. Jessie G. Lutz

Dr. and Mrs. Mani M. Mani

Byron and Virginia Marr

Dr. and Mrs. Delber L. McKee

Rev. Robert and Mrs. Polly


Duane and Carol Murphy

Helen Knox Murphy

Mrs. Angelina Nachimuthu

Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Osten,


John and Lydia Peale

Mr. and Mrs. Robert C.


Ms. Josefina C. R. Pia

Professor David Pong

Rev. and Mrs. John E. Post

Ms. Teodora C. Quirao

Ephraim and Evelyn Reyes

Dr. and Mrs. William Riley

Mr. Markley Roberts

Mrs. Sally Shoemaker


Dr. Hallam C. Shorrock Jr.

Dr. Hsien-Gieh Sie

Mrs. Elizabeth Martin Slutz

Hermia G. Soo

Dr. and Mrs. William M.


Mr. Stanley W. Stillman

Jeanne Subjack

Ms. Melanie Sze

Mrs. Melissa Tackett-Gibson

Robin J. Tanabe

Ms. Janet Teng

Jamie Tillerson

Ms. Jean P. Tinio

Mrs. Aida S. Torres-Kull

Ms. Lydia Catacutan Tragico

Mr. and Mrs. John W. Tsai

Ms. Geneva B. Tubo

Charles P. Tung

Rev. and Mrs. Robert L.


Mrs. Georgia C. Weatherhead

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Weber

Mr. and Mrs. John F. Widergren

Ms. Mary T. Williams

Mrs. Grace Wu

Victor and Mildred Wu

Ms. Harriet Ying

Rev. and Mrs. Paul W. Yount

Mrs. Esther H. Zendt



In Honor of John and Martha


Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Pierce

In Honor of Dr. Nancy E.


Mr. John G. Rohrbach

In Honor of Candy and

Vincent Eng

Mr. C.J. Alexander

Dr. Timothy Light

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In Honor of Sr. Mary John


The Henry Luce Foundation,


In Honor of Mr. Donald P.


Dr. Michael Gilligan

In Honor of VYVY Tran

Timothy Tran



In Memory of Dalmacio and

Nasaria Carnaje

Jovito and Nora Carnaje Gierza

In Memory of Mrs. Lee Wang


Sucie and Stephen Chang

In Memory of Ettie Hong


Ms. Gracia C. Barry

Rocky Chin

In Memory of Mrs. Josefa F.

del Carmen

The Reverend Freddie V.


Mr. Dan R. Beto

A.G. Blackburn

Mr. and Mrs. Pat Broussard

Mr. A. Jerry Bruce

Mark Chen

Mr. Charles Chiang

Mr. Michael Chinn

Mr. Leo Chiou

Ms. Kathleen Jo Corbin

Mr. and Mrs. Efren Cordura

Mr. Kermit Cummings

Dr. Benjamin V. del Carmen

Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Cirilo


Ms. Karen Eads

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ernst

Shannon Fowler

Charles and Elizabeth Friel

Craig Hemmens and Mary K.


Mr. Victor Kappeler

Glen Kercher

Dr. and Mrs. Eusebio C. Kho

Lisa Koerselman

Yung-Lien Lai

Bora Lee

Wonjae Lee

Ms. Lillian Lester

Mr. Albert Lin

Mr. Bill Lin

Byron and Virginia Marr

Ms. Kathleen Meriwether

Merlyn and Pamela Moore

Duane and Carol Murphy

Mr. David Payne

Linn Payne

Ralph and Linda Pease

Ms. Catherine R. Rainwater

Ling Ren

Ms. Susan Ridder

Mrs. Patricia Speer

Ellen Stout

Victor and Barbara Strecher

Jeanne Subjack

Mr. Victor (Yi-Hsiung) Sun

Mrs. Melissa Tackett-Gibson

Craig and Jireh Tanabe

Robin J. Tanabe

Jamie Tillerson

V.B. Titterington

Mr. Tim Tsai

Ms. Elaine Tseng

Virgilio Uy

Leonila Valencia

Romulo G. Villanueva, M.D.

Eva Washburn

Jeanette Wolff

Stacy (Tzu-Rung) Yao

Holly Zeiner

In Memory of Dr. William B.


Dr. and Mrs. Barrett Hazeltine

In Memory of J. Rowland, J.

Theron and Bernice R. Illick

Mrs. Edith W. Illick

In Memory of Dr. Myung Sun


Wook Ja Lee Ju, M.D.

In Memory of Wei-zwei Lai

and Lai Hung Tsu-mei

Dr. David Yu-Shen Lai

In Memory of Professor

Suksin Lee

Young Bin and Eukyung Lee

In Memory of The Reverend

Paul Lindholm

Dr. and Mrs. Eusebio C. Kho

In Memory of Dr. Gioh Fang


Ms. Gracia C. Barry

In Memory of Dr. I.M. Mathai

Mr. C.J. Alexander

Minnie Alexander

In Memory of Mrs. Elisabeth

Luce Moore

Carmen and Rafael Dagnino

In Memory of Mr. Fred M.

Peng, Class of 1959

Lily H. Peng

In Memory of Dr. Mary

Frances Reed

Meredith and Richard


In Memory of Jeremias and

Expectacion Sobong

Dr. Loreto Calibo Sobong

In Memory of Jose and

Francisca Pedregosa


Mr. and Mrs. Rudolfo De Leon

In Memory of Minnie Vautrin

Dr. Hua-Ling W. Hu

In Memory of Mary F.



In Memory of Dr. and Mrs.

Hsien Wu

Victor and Mildred Wu

In Memory of Yvonne Weihwa


Chiang Syin

In Memory of Mrs. William

Hao Yao

Dr. and Mrs. C. Herbert Wang

In Memory of Dr. Grace I.

Chen Yuan

R.J. Chen

Melvia L. Cheng

Ms. Lorrayne Chu

Charlotte Frye

Mr. Gerald L. Hall

Waltrud A. Lampe

Y.S. Lee

Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Osten,


Ms. Diane Young Spitzer

Charles F. Wu

Anette Yuan

Linda H. Yuan

Dr. Robert Yuan





Unrestricted Temporarily Permanently 2011 Total 2010 Total

Restricted Restricted

Support and Revenue

Foundation gifts $ 720,500 $ 67,500 $ 788,000 $ 800,000

General public gifts $ 88,655 $ 902,197 $ 283,180 $ 1,274,032 $ 796,219

U.S. Government $ 826,581 $ 826,581 $ 304,686

Change in value of beneficial interest $ 52,328 $ 52,328 $ 23,506

in remainder trust

Endowment income $ 3,309,803 $ 459,830 $ 3,769,633 $ 3,524,956

Other income $ 191,955 $ 5,810 $ 197,765 $ 516

Net assets released from temporary restriction $ 2,124,615 $ (2,124,615) $ -

Total support and revenue $ 6,435,528 $ 183,821 $ 288,990 $ 6,908,339 $ 5,449,883


Program services $ 4,362,634 $ 4,362,634 $ 3,680,146

Management and general $ 1,141,183 $ 1,141,183 $ 1,199,797

Fundraising $ 533,754 $ 533,754 $ 351,301

Total expenses $ 6,037,571 $ 6,037,571 $ 5,231,244

Excess (deficit) of support and $ 397,956 $ 183,821 $ 288,990 $ 870,768 $ 218,639

revenue over expenses

Other changes in net assets

Investment return in excess (deficit) of $ 11,584,849 $ 7,803,382 $ 19,388,231 $ 7,532,875

amount designated for current operations

Transfer between net assets $ -

Increase (decrease) in net assets $ 11,982,806 $ 7,987,203 $ 288,990 $ 20,258,999 $ 7,751,514

Net assets

Beginning of year $ 57,336,029 $ 25,888,854 $ 11,507,921 $ 94,732,804 $ 86,981,290

End of year $ 69,318,835 $ 33,876,057 $ 11,796,911 $ 114,991,803 $ 94,732,804

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Dr. Ching-mai Wu (Chairman)

President, Franklin Templeton Darby

Equity Management (Shanghai) Co.,


Dr. Judith A. Berling (Vice-Chair)*

Professor of Chinese and Comparative

Religions and Core Doctoral Faculty

Member, Graduate Theological Union

Dr. D. Preman Niles (Secretary)

Former General Secretary of the

Council for World Mission and Emeritus

Professor of Ecumenical Theology.

Served on the staff of the World

Council of Churches and the Christian

Conference of Asia.

Mr. Anthony Ruger (Treasurer)

Senior Research Fellow,

Center for the Study of Theological

Education, Auburn Theological

Seminary, New York

Dr. Paul P. Appasamy

Vice Chancellor, Karunya University,

Coimbatore, India

Dr. Shin Chiba

Professor of Political Thought and

Former Dean of the Graduate School,

International Christian University,

Japan. Former President, the Japanese

Conference for the Study of Political


Ms. Candy T. Eng*

Former Vice President for Finance

and Administration, United Board for

Christian Higher Education in Asia

Dr. Michael Gilligan +

President, The Henry Luce Foundation

Dr. Ruth Hayhoe #

Professor, Department of Theory and

Policy Studies, Ontario Institute for

Studies in Education, University of

Toronto; President Emerita, Hong Kong

Institute of Education

Ms. Judith Heagstedt*

Vice President for Investment

Management and Chief Investment

Officer, Princeton Theological Seminary

Janet E. Hunt, Esq.

Former Senior Vice President and

Division Manager, Personal Asset

Management Division, Irving Trust


(The Rev.) Dr. Boyung Lee*

Associate Professor of Educational

Ministries, Pacific School of Religion and

the Graduate Theological Union

Dr. William K. Lee

President, Cardiac Associates of North

Jersey; Former Director of Cardiology,

Valley Hospital Ridgewood, New Jersey;

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine,

University of Medicine and Dentistry of

New Jersey

Sr. Mary John Mananzan #

OSB Prioress, Manila Priory of the

Congregation of the Missionary

Benedictine Sisters of Tutzing; President

Emerita, St. Scholastica’s College

Father Bienvenido F. Nebres, S.J.

Immediate Past President, Ateneo de

Manila University, Philippines


UNITED BOARD STAFF (as of March 2012)

Dr. Joon Surh Park #

President, Kyungin Women’s College;

Professor Emeritus, former Dean of

the Theological College, the Graduate

School, and Vice President of Academic

Affairs, Yonsei University

Dr. Elizabeth J. Perry #

Henry Rosovsky Professor of

Government, Harvard University;

Director, Harvard-Yenching Institute

Dr. Willi Toisuta #

President Emeritus, Satya Wacana

University; Secretary, National Board

of Accreditation for Indonesian

Universities and Colleges; Founder and

Chair, Institute for Good Governance

and Regional Development, Indonesia

Dr. Angela Wai Ching Wong

Associate Professor, Department of

Cultural and Religious Studies; Director,

MA Programme in Intercultural Studies

and Head, Graduate Division of Gender

Studies, The Chinese University of

Hong Kong

* Appointed to the board in July 2011.


Retired from the board in July 2011 and re-elected

as Trustee with effect from July 2012.


Retired from the board in July 2011.

Dr. Nancy E. Chapman


Dr. Betty Cernol-McCann

Vice President for Programs

Mr. Ricky Cheng

Vice President for Development

Mr. Russell Dolph

Vice President for Finance and


Dr. Avron Boretz

Program Director

Ms. Melanie Chung

Program Associate and Accounts


Ms. Gloria Godfrey

Program Associate

Ms. Gladys Malloy

Staff Accountant

Ms. Anne Ofstedal

Director of Fellowship and

Scholarship Programs

Ms. Anne Phelan

Communications Consultant

Ms. Louisa So

Program Associate and (Hong Kong)

Office Manager

Ms. Amy Weber

Program Associate

Mr. Jonathan Wolff

Director of Grants Management

Ms. Sarah Wong

Administrative Assistant

Ms. Rebecca Yue

Senior Officer for Development

(former staff who served during the

period covered in this report)

Ms. Candy T. Eng

Interim President

(July 2, 2010 – January 2, 2011)

Ms. Shanna M. Hamilton

Development and IT Administrator

(through January 23, 2012)

Design: MI Design and Production (www.midesign.com.hk)

Photo Credit (p.25) : istockphoto.com

Cover and content printed on 100% post-consumer recycled fiber paper

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