WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun inducted into Asian Hall of Fame

Pat Chun
Credit: WSU Athletics

SEATTLE, Wash. — Washington State University Athletic Director Pat Chun was inducted into the Asian Hall of Fame class of 2022 in Seattle on Friday.

Chun has played a leading role in fundraising initiatives, student-athlete academic achievements, and improving sports facilities at WSU.

Cougar athletic programs have reached NCAA championships in six sports under Chun’s tenure, while student-athletes have collected 28 All-America certificates, 79 All-Conference, 461 Academic All-Conference selections, and four conference championships.

Chun is also the first Asian-American athletic director to lead a Power 5 school. He joins a distinguished group of pioneers and trailblazers in the Asian Hall of Fame class of 2022, including former Coug Krist Novoselic, cofounder of the band Nirvana.

“It’s a real honor to be joining such a distinguished group of pioneers who continue to advance Asian representation in their communities and across the nation,” Chun said. “I’m appreciative of President Schulz for bringing me to the WSU family in 2018. The opportunity to serve such an extraordinary group of student-athletes at this incredible institution has been a privilege.”

The Asian Hall of Fame was established 18 years ago in Seattle, and overcomes anti-Asian bias by elevating Asian contributions to the community, country, and around the world.