Executive Board

The Executive Board manages UVSA’s day-to-day internal and external affairs by approving the organization’s annual planning schedules and operating budgets and serving as official representatives of the organization in the community. Each officer oversees different aspects of the organization including administration, public relations, internal development, and all program and projects. Officers are elected by the General Staff and the Inter-Collegiate Council Representatives. Officers, like all other positions in UVSA, are non-paid volunteers. For a description of each position and duties, please refer to the UVSA Bylaws.

Officers

Eric Ngo

Faith Du

Helen Phan

Lam Nguyen

Intercollegiate Council

The Inter-Collegiate Council, or ICC, consists of representatives from each member school of UVSA who are responsible for the planning of inter-collegiate activities and providing their respective member schools the opportunity to network with students at other campuses. Member schools consist of officially recognized Vietnamese student organizations from colleges across Southern California who are admitted or removed by simple majority vote of the council. The ICC select a Chair and Vice Chair who will be responsible for the council’s coordination for the year. For a description of each position and duties, please refer to the UVSA Bylaws.

Representatives

Jocelyn Phan

ICC Chair
UC Irvine

Jimmy Nguyen

ICC Vice Chair
CSU Fullerton

Mia Truong

Chapman University

Tandra Nguyen

Chapman University

Brandon Do

Cal Poly Pomona

Amanda Dang

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Macy Tran

CSU Fullerton

Andrew Nguyen

CSU Long Beach

Alexis Huang

CSU Northridge

Karen Lam

CSU Northridge

Kyle Huynh

CSU San Marcos

Zeanu Kalalo

CSU San Marcos

Nikki Algoe

SDSU

Jason Duong

UC Irvine

Leanne Quach

UC Riverside

Vinh Truong

UC Riverside

Connor Tran

UC Santa Barbara

Loanvy Dang

UC Santa Barbara

Khang Vu

UC San Diego

Larry Nguyen

UC San Diego

Cindy Nguyen

USC

James Nguyen

USC

David Doan

CSU Dominguez Hills

Project LEAD

Project LEAD (Leadership, Education, And Development) hosts two camps annually, one aimed at high school students and another for college students. This year marks the 20th annual UVSA Camp and 17th annual High School Camp and we are proud to continue bringing together students from throughout Southern California to build an alliance of young leaders with a common vision of strengthening the Vietnamese community.

2023 Directors

Katie Bui

Chair

Alvin Pham

Vice Chair
Family

Long Truong

Vice Chair

Marketing & Media

Eric Ngo

Family

Khue Doan

Family

Tommy Trang

Family

Teresa Do

Hospitality

JoAnn Do-On

Marketing & Media

Helen Phan

Programming & Logistics

Khang Vu

Programming & Logistics

Jayleen Nguyen

Registration

David Nguyen

Sponsorship

Tet Festival

Making up the largest portion of the General Staff, the Tet Festival event coordinators bring together over 200 volunteer staff and 500 weekend-of volunteers to celebrate the Vietnamese Lunar New Year. For more information about the event, please visit our Tet Festival website.

2023 Directors

Emmerick Doan

Chair

Christy Dang

Vice Chair

Michelle Tran Bui

Vice Chair

Johniema Hababag

Vice Chair

Lam Nguyen

Admissions

Patrick Pajarillaga

Admissions

Alvin Pham

Contest

Quincy Mendez

Contest

Annie Tram

Decorations

Linda Tram

Decorations

Mindy Phan

Entertainment

Albert Evans

Hospitality

Emily Doan

LVN

Long Huynh

LVN

Ann Ninh

Marketing

Tra My Co Tan

Marketing

Alan Tran

Media

Long Truong

Media

Carolyn Hua

MVSC

Dillon Cassell

Operations

Lily Pham

Vendors

Vannie Tran

Volunteers

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors provides governance to the organization and is responsible for ensuring that short-term goal align with UVSA’s mission, strategic planning for the organization’s long term growth and stability, and providing fiduciary responsibility for finances and accounting. The Board of Directors was established in 2016 following ratification of UVSA’s Bylaws to ensure that the three offices of UVSA were being evenly represented: The Executive Board, the Inter-Collegiate Council, and the General Staff. Additionally, elected directors were established to provide support from working professionals. Please take a look at UVSA’s Bylaws for more information about the Board of Directors. For requests for official records including meeting minutes, IRS records, or tax filings, please email us at [email protected]

Structure of the Board

The Board of Directors consists of 9 members which includes 6 ex-officio directors and 3 elected directors. 

From the Executive Board, the President and Secretary. Officers are elected by the General Staff and Inter-Collegiate Council Representatives.
From the Inter-Collegiate Council, the Chair and Vice Chair. The Chairs are elected from the Inter-Collegiate Council Representatives.
From the General Staff, the Administrative and Development Coordinators. Coordinators are appointed by the Executive Board Officers.
The 3 Elected Directors are to be elected by the existing 6 ex-officio directors for 3-year terms. Terms of elected directors are renewable.