Meet East Voyager Academy's hard-working board of trustees.
The regularly schedule board meetings of the board of trustees is scheduled for the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7 pm. All meetings are open to the public. Please check the EVA calendar for virtual meeting links.
Dr. Jian Zhang, Chairperson
Dr. Zhang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at UNC Charlotte. In addition to being a dedicated educator, Dr. Zhang has over twenty years of leadership experience in various nonprofit organizations with cross-cultural missions. Dr. Zhang is currently an active board director of Carolinas Asian American Chamber of Commerce and Charlotte International Cabinet. He serves as the board chair of Chinese American Association of Charlotte. Dr. Zhang received his B.S. in sports medicine from Chengdu College of Physical Education and MA in sports medicine from Springfield College, Springfield, MA. He received his Ph.D. in biomedical sciences from USC School of Medicine, Columbia, SC and postdoctoral training in Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Board Consultant- Dr. Xian Wu, East Academies Foundation and EVA Founder
Dr. Wu is currently a Mathematics Professor at University of South Carolina (USC) and an advisor of the Confucius Institute at USC. Dr. Wu founded East Point Academy (EPA), the first Chinese immersion charter school in South Carolina, with a group of charter school advocates in 2009. He has served as the Founding Chair of the Planning Committee and Governing Board of EPA until recently. Dr. Wu is a passionate educator dedicating his time to the dual language immersion education. He is the founder of the East Academies Foundation (EAF), an organization with the core mission to promote bilingual English-Chinese immersion education. Dr. Wu received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Harvard University.
Dr. Yongling Zhang Gorke, Board Member
Mr. Shaday Agosto-Vazquez, Board Member