Featured PACE Co-Founders

Bob Ilumin is a retired Deputy Director of Community Planning and Development Southern California Region for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. He is a founding member of the Philippine American Collegiate Endeavor (PACE) at SF State College where he was a community organizer for the San Francisco South of Market and Mission/Bernal Heights neighborhoods.  Bob has been an activist, supporting the United Farm Worker Grape Boycott, was a member of the Central Committee for the Third World Liberation Front which led the longest student strike in U.S. history; and was also an active participant in the creation of the first College of Ethnic Studies at SF State.  Bob graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a B.S. in Political Science. 

Dan Gonzales started at SF State in 1969 and became an active member of PACE and ultimately became a fully tenured professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University.  Dan was an activist during the SF State student strike working with Pat on strategy and policy.  Dan also helped lay the strong foundation for a college of ethnic studies while pursuing his BA at SF State and then completed his J.D. at Hastings College of Law, University of California, San Francisco.  He is the recipient of numerous awards for his decades of work on behalf of the Asian American community.  

The Hon. Ronald Evans Quidachay received a bachelor’s degree from SF State in 1970. As an undergraduate student, he is a founding member of PACE. Judge Quidachay was the first Filipino-American appointed to the bench in Northern California. He was appointed to the Municipal Court of San Francisco by the former governor Jerry Brown in 1983. In 1998, he was elevated to the Superior Court after the unification of superior and municipal courts and retired on June 27,2018, as the longest-serving judge of the Superior Court of San Francisco County.  He was also a founding member of the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California and served as president of the California Asian Pacific Islanders Judges Association.