WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 30, 2013) — President Obama announced his intention to nominate two members to the Board of Directors of the Vietnam Education Foundation.
“The extraordinary dedication these men and women bring to their new roles will greatly serve the American people. I am grateful they have agreed to serve in this Administration and I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come.”
Quyen D. Chu is Chief of Surgical Oncology at LSU Health Science Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. He is also Director of the Peritoneal Surface Malignancies Program and Charles Knight, Sr. Endowed Professor of Surgery at Louisiana State University.
His involvement with the Vietnam Education Foundation includes serving as host and coordinator of the 2012 Annual Conference, held in Shreveport, Louisiana. In 2013, he received the Vietnamese-American Youth Excellence Recognition Award from the Vietnamese Culture & Science Association.
He was named among “Top Doctors” by U.S. News & World Report and Castle Connolly, and in 2009 and 2010, he was named “Most Influential Doctor” by USA Today.
Dr. Chu received a B.A. from Dartmouth College, an M.B.A. from Centenary College, and an M.D. from Brown University’s School Of Medicine.
Anhlan P. Nguyen is an IT Portfolio Manager at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, a position she has held since 2002. She was first appointed to the Board of Directors of the Vietnam Education Foundation in 2012.
From 1995 to 2002, she was an IT principal consultant and project manager at Metro Information Services/Keane, Inc. in Houston, Texas. Ms. Nguyen has been Chair of the Board of Directors of the Vietnamese Culture and Science Association since 2005, and in 1990, she founded the Vietnamese Youth Center of Toronto.
She received the Women’s Leadership Empowerment Award from the Texas Women Empowerment Foundation in 2011. Ms. Nguyen received a B.S. and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Toronto.