The Chao Center for Asian Studies is governed by its Executive Committee consisting of the following individuals (2017-2018):
Haejin E. Koh, CCAS Associate Director
Steven Lewis, CCAS Associate Director
Sonia Ryang, CCAS Director
Elora Shehabuddin, School of Humanities
Sayuri Guthrie Shimizu, History
The Committee oversees Center activities traversing teaching and curriculum, research, research funding, programming, and outreach. The committee is also charged with mid- to long-term strategic planning for the Center.