Soua Xiong is an assistant professor in the Student Affairs and College Counseling program at California State University, Fresno and the immediate past-president of the California College Personnel Association. His research broadly focuses on institutional practices that contribute to positive outcomes for students who have been historically underrepresented and underserved in higher education. Specifically, he examines equity-minded practices of institutions and their educators on student success with a particular focus on Southeast Asian American students. Prior to his faculty appointment, Xiong served as the lead research associate for the Community College Equity Assessment Lab. In this role he was responsible for research administration, coordination of data collection, and analysis of institutional assessments at community colleges across the nation. He also has more than 10 years of student-affairs experience in academic advising and counseling for TRiO and other educational opportunity programs.