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Dr. Paul Hsu

Dr. Paul Hsu

  • Trustee


Paul S. Hsu, Ph.D. serves as Founder and Chairman of HSU Educational Foundation.

An Engineer, Entrepreneur, Business Leader, Author and Public Servant, Paul is a first-generation immigrant who came to America in 1976, receiving citizenship in 1980, later successfully achieving his American Dream.

Paul founded Manufacturing Technology, Inc. (MTI) in 1984, serving the DoD in avionics and battlefield electronics. Following MTI, Paul built three successful businesses - Total Parts Plus, Inc., an internet-based data content company providing electronic component obsolescence management and engineering services; ActiGraph, LLC, an electronic medical device manufacturer of a product that collects biometric data; and Crestview Technology Air Park, an airport development providing infrastructure for aerospace and technology-driven solutions in Northwest Florida.

Currently serving a 2-year appointment as Chairman of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Paul has previously served in numerous Presidential Appointments and public service roles. He was recently selected by the USDoT Secretary to serve on the Federal Aviation Administration’s Drone Advisory Committee (DAC).

Paul’s establishment of the HSU Educational Foundation Inc. led to the development of HSU Innovation Institutes of learning, hosting business-to-student initiatives that inspire and prepare tomorrow’s workforce with high-demand STEM skills.

Receiving an M.S. degree in 1978 from the University of Central Missouri in Industrial Management and System Engineering, Paul received his Ph.D. in 1992 in Engineering Management from LaSalle University and in 1995, completed a three-year Executive Educational Program at Harvard Business School. Since 2014, Paul holds a Sr. Research Fellow position in the Harvard University Asia Center. In 2014, Paul authored and published Guardians of the Dream, The Enduring Legacy of America’s Immigrants.


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