Mai Nhia Xiong-Chan

Vice President of Enrollment Management, Hamline University (MN)

Mai Nhia Xiong-Chan is the Vice President of Enrollment Management at Hamline University, a private liberal arts college located in Saint Paul, Minnesota overseeing the offices of undergraduate and graduate admission, scholarships and financial aid. She is the current Minnesota Association for College Admission Counselors (MACAC) president. Mai Nhia holds a B.A. in English Literature and Women's Studies from the University of WI-Eau Claire, an M.A. in Organizational Leadership from St. Catherine University and is currently finishing her doctorate of Education from Hamline University.
Fun Fact: Mai Nhia has a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Teddy!

Expand / Collapse All

  • Hmong American Students in College Admissions: Disaggregating Asian America

    Of all the ethnicities that make up the demographic category Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI), few face as many challenges in college admissions and retention as the Hmong. Hmong teenagers have the highest dropout rate among all AAPI groups--as high as 40% according to some estimates. 38% of the Hmong population have not completed high school. Nine out of every ten Hmong girls quit school. This panel will share some successes and challenges experienced by Hmong American students. It will also provide practical advice about supporting them in outreach, admissions, and retention, as well as teach greater cultural competence.

    Read More