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. 

Current Officers (2019 – 2020)

Nguyen D. Nguyen

Nguyen D. Nguyen

President

Cathy Vu

Cathy Vu

Internal Vice President

Thinh Nguyen

Thinh Nguyen

External Vice President

Steven Morris

Steven Morris

Treasurer

Khiet Le

Khiet Le

Secretary

General Staff

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.

Coordinators

Nick Tang

Nick Tang

Administrative

Julie Huynh

Julie Huynh

Development & Alumni

Uyen Phan

Uyen Phan

Communcations

Elen Pham

Elen Pham

Finance

Hannah Hoang

Hannah Hoang

Finance

Steven Morris

Steven Morris

Finance

Khiet Le

Khiet Le

High School Outreach

Misha Nguyen

Misha Nguyen

Internal Relations

Cathy Vu

Cathy Vu

Internal Relations

Alex Doan

Alex Doan

Media & Culture Night

Paul Tran

Paul Tran

Public Relations - UNAVSA

Thinh Nguyen

Thinh Nguyen

Culture Night

Lynn Dinh

Lynn Dinh

Project U

Inter-Collegiate 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.

ICC Representatives 2020 (TBA)

Tet Festival

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

Nguyen Nguyen

Nguyen Nguyen

Chair

Emmerick Doan

Emmerick Doan

Vice Chair

Khiet Le

Khiet Le

Contests

Annie Tram

Annie Tram

Cultural Village

Christy Dang

Christy Dang

Cultural Village

Linda Tran

Linda Tran

Decorations

An Ho

An Ho

Entertainment

Quan Le

Quan Le

Entertainment

Nemo Hababag

Nemo Hababag

Finance

Michelle Vu

Michelle Vu

Hospitality

Abhijit Obi Kundu

Abhijit Obi Kundu

Marketing

Thinh Nguyen

Thinh Nguyen

Marketing

Paul Tran

Paul Tran

Media

Brandon Nguyen

Brandon Nguyen

Opening Ceremony

Cherie Ho

Cherie Ho

Operations

Louis Bru

Louis Bru

Operations

Jasmine Vo

Jasmine Vo

Pageant

Jennifer Que

Jennifer Que

Pageant

Julie Nguyen

Julie Nguyen

Sponsorship

Jennifer Le

Jennifer Le

Vendors

Jersey Huang

Jersey Huang

Vendors

Alyssa Phan

Alyssa Phan

Volunteers

Michelle Vo

Michelle Vo

Volunteers

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 contact@uvsa.org. 

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.

Current Directors (TBA)