Dr. Bob Suzuki shares about his time in the internment camps, and his leadership of a successful nationwide campaign that led to the Congressional repeal of the Emergency Detention Act of 1950. He also discusses his groundbreaking role as one of the few Asian Americans to serve as college president. (Intro: Diversity Search)
Dr. Bob H. Suzuki served as President of Cal Poly Pomona, overseeing and providing leadership to a campus with 19,000 students, 2,200 faculty and staff, and an annual budget of over $180 million. Dr. Suzuki was born in Portland, Oregon to Japanese immigrant parents, and during WWII, he was imprisoned with his family in an internment camp in Idaho. He received his B.S. and M.S. from UC Berkeley, and his PhD from CalTech.