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- President's Message
- Board of Directors
- Executive Council
- Regional Governors
Lambda Phi Epsilon’s vision is to become the preeminent international Asian interest fraternal organization, providing outstanding leadership, philanthropy, and advocacy in the community.
The mission of the organization is to promote Lambda Phi Epsilon and its brothers by:
Developing active members to become leaders through training and hands-on experience, to advance personal growth, and to achieve academic excellence.
Perpetuating leadership of our alumni members in the community, creating opportunities, and encouraging the spirit of fellowship.
Promoting positive Asian American awareness and providing the highest level of philanthropy in the community.
A Brief History
The Founders of Lambda Phi Epsilon
Lambda Phi Epsilon was founded on February 25, 1981 by a group of nineteen dedicated men led by principal founder Mr. Craig Ishigo. Hoping to transcend the traditional boundaries of national origins, the founders aimed to create an organization that would set new standards of excellence within the Asian American community, develop leaders within each of the member’s respective community, and bridge the gaps between those communities. While the initial charter was comprised of Asian Pacific Americans, the brotherhood was open to all who were interested in supporting these goals. Mr. Craig Ishigo and Mr. Darryl L. Mu signed the charter as President and Vice President, respectively.
|Mr. Craig Ishigo|
|Mr. Hunter Chang||Mr. Neil Miyazaki|
|Mr. Randy Fujimoto||Mr. Darryl L. Mu|
|Mr. John Hanvey||Mr. Kelvin Sakai|
|Mr. Jeff Kaku||Mr. Kevin Shida|
|Mr. Bobby Kawai||Mr. Albert Sun|
|Mr. Dean Kumagawa||Mr. Weyton Tam|
|Mr. Jim Lee||Mr. Jamie Watanabe|
|Mr. Bruce Mau||Mr. Bennett Wong|
|Mr. Ted Mihara||Mr. Fred Wong|
On May 28th, 1990, the fraternity, now with six chapters total, convened on the campus of the University of California, Irvine for the first annual National Convention, which to this day has been held regularly over Memorial Day weekend. A national governing body was established to oversee the development of individual chapters and the fraternity as a whole, with Mr. Robert Mimaki, Mr. Eric Naritomi, and Mr. Doug Nishida appointed as National President, Northern Governor and Southern Governor, respectively. On September 8th, 1990, Lambda Phi Epsilon reached another milestone and became the first and only nationally recognized Asian American interest fraternity in the United States with the admission to the National Interfraternity Conference.
Growth and the Future
Rapid expansion followed throughout the 1990s. Chapters were chartered across the nation through interest groups such as those at the State University of New York, Buffalo and the University of Michigan, Ann-Arbor, leading to the fraternity having a notable presence in all major regions of the country. After becoming a California non-profit organization and incorporating in 1995, the fraternity changed its official name to Lambda Phi Epsilon National Fraternity, Inc. The next decade brought the fraternity international status with the formation of a chapter at the University of Toronto in 2004, making it the first Asian interest fraternity established in Canada.
With the organization’s rapid expansion across North America thus far, the national officer corps has begun to revitalize and refocus the efforts of individual chapters and the fraternity as a whole to better reflect its size and influence in the Asian community through academics, leadership, brotherhood, and service.
Welcome to the national website of Lambda Phi Epsilon, National Fraternity Inc.! My name is Charles Andrean and I am the National President of the fraternity. We’ve designed this space to provide you with all of the latest information and news on the programs, activities, and direction of our fraternity.
Since its inception in 1981 on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles, Lambda Phi Epsilon has been committed to forwarding the Asian American community, supporting philanthropic causes, providing exceptional education and training, and promoting brotherhood among our members. Lambda Phi Epsilon’s focus lies primarily on its members, with the goal of guiding each individual to become the best version of himself. We strive to create men who will leave a positive and indelible mark on this world.
We encourage you to explore our website and learn more about Lambda Phi Epsilon and what we stand for. Please feel free to direct any questions you have to us through our contact page. We thank you for your support and interest!
National President 2012 – 2014
Board of Directors
|Paul L. Nguyen|
Charles AndreanCalifornia Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Vice President of Internal Affairs
Chris ChenNorthwestern University
Vice President of External Affairs
Isaac ChungNorthwestern University
Michael LiangPurdue University
William TanRutgers University
Wilson TamSt. John’s University
Southern California Governor
Evan PhamUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Alford LewUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Minh LaiUniversity of Oklahoma
Jason LauUniversity of Toronto
Joe VoUniversity of Georgia
JC ChanUniversity of Houston
Public Relations Chair
Lucas LayCity University of New York, Baruch
Tony KimUniversity of Houston
Lychhay KimPennsylvania State University
David QuachMcMaster University
Human Resources Chair
Joon LeeSt. John’s University
Jonathan ChaoUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Tony ChaoUniversity of Houston