Dr. Jacob Chacko, Director
PhD in Education Policy, Organization & Leadership with a focus on Global Studies in Education, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
M.S. in Teaching & Learning, Illinois State University
B.A. in Secondary Education & Spanish, Northeastern Illinois University.
Dr. Jacob Chacko (he/him/his) joins Rutgers as the Director for the Asian American Cultural Center. Previously, he served as the Inaugural Associate Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the Santos Manuel Student Union at California State University, San Bernardino and Coordinator for the Asian Pacific American Resource Center at Cal State Fullerton. After undergraduate studies, he lived in South Korea for several years teaching English and traveling South/Southeast Asia. He speaks Malayalam, English, Spanish, and a bit of Korean. Jacob was born in Kerala, India and raised in Skokie, Illinois; he is a 1.5 generation Indian American. He is also a member of Alpha Psi Lambda, ΑΨΛ, a Latino interest fraternity. During his doctoral studies, he worked as the graduate assistant of the Asian American Cultural Center and was immersed into the field of student affairs.