Louie Tong, head of the Utah Office of Asian Affairs for nine years, retired this week.

Tong, whose last day was Friday, was appointed to the post in 1989 by Gov. Norm Bangerter. Tong's accomplishments include the organization of health fairs and scholarship funds for Asian residents."I think I'm proudest of the opportunity to work toward uniting the various Asian communities in Utah," said Tong, 60.

A search committee will find a replacement for Tong.