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.
Current Officers (2019 – 2020)
Nguyen D. Nguyen
Internal Vice President
External Vice President
The General Staff consist of project directors, event coordinators and administrative volunteers of the organization. The General Staff is responsible for the planning and development of projects, programs, and non-inter-collegiate events for the organization. General Staff Coordinators are appointed by the Executive Board and typically lead a specific department or committee. The General Staff is the largest branch of UVSA consisting of over 250 annual and seasonal volunteers.
Development & Alumni
High School Outreach
Media & Culture Night
Public Relations - UNAVSA
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.
ICC Representatives 2020 (TBA)
Making up the largest potion 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.
Tet Festival 2019 Directors
Abhijit Obi Kundu
Tet Festival – Committee Members
Organize list of 200+ personnel across 14 departments.
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@example.com.
Structure of the Board
The Board of Directors consists of 9 members which includes 6 ex-officio directors and 3 elected directors.