Loc V. Truong has recently been appointed assistant director of the Harvard Foundation. Truong, a former administrative fellow in the Office of the Associate Vice President Administrative Fellows Program (AFC), has served as assistant director of employer relations at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) for the past three years. Truong will assist the director of the Harvard Foundation in conducting race relations programs throughout the College and will coordinate the foundation’s Race Relations Advisers and Tutors program in the Harvard College Houses.
“Loc Truong comes to us with considerable experience in student affairs and a strong commitment to improving intercultural and race relations,” said S. Allen Counter, director of the Harvard Foundation. “The students and faculty of the Harvard Foundation and I are delighted to have him join the foundation and its vital mission of improving intercultural and racial understanding in our community of scholars.”
Truong has more than 10 years of experience working in a variety of educational settings. He has mentored teen fathers in a parenting education program, and worked as a counselor with both Upward Bound and GEAR UP, organizations that support and prepare first-generation low-income high school students for college. In 1999, as a featured guest both for the State of the Union address and for a special event at the White House, Truong was recognized by President Clinton and first lady Hillary Clinton for his volunteer work with AmeriCorps National Service. In his previous position as assistant director of employer relations, Truong worked closely with employers in various education industries, helping them strategize recruiting methods and connecting them with the GSE community. He also worked closely with graduate students and alumni, guiding them in their job searches and managing career expos. Hailing from California, Truong received his M.S. degree in school counseling from University of LaVerne and his B.S. degree in biochemistry from California Polytechnic State University.
“I am honored and excited to be joining in the work of the Harvard Foundation,” Truong said. “I have a long-standing and very passionate interest in issues of educational access and diversity, and I look forward to working with Harvard students, and with Dr. Counter and other faculty, to strengthen the foundation and further its mission.”