Hoa Truong’s passion for public education has deep roots.
Along with his family, Hoa came to the U.S. as an immigrant, fleeing from the dangerous aftermath of the Vietnam War. His parents always stressed the importance of education to making a successful life in their new country. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, and earning his master of business administration at the University of California, Los Angeles, Hoa left a career in the private sector to make sure that other children had the same opportunities he had growing up.
Supporting operations for public school systems, Hoa helped secure tens of millions of dollars in federal grants for struggling schools, managed information technology, facilities, human resources and compliance, and helped provide teachers with up-to-date data that let them personalize learning for students.
As managing director of The Broad Academy, Hoa helps leaders maximize their potential so they can best serve students with the highest needs. He loves working at the Center because of the people, and because of the Center’s dedication to helping each employee develop as an individual through book clubs, shadowing opportunities and free-flowing brown bag discussions.
What was your first paying job?
I was a newspaper boy as my first paying job.
What advice would you give your younger self?
My advice to my younger self is don’t take everything so seriously and enjoy life more!
What are people often surprised to learn about you?
What surprises people most about me is that I like to rap at karaoke!
What others say about Hoa:
“Hoa has been instrumental in moving the work forward and supporting each sub-team in their projects.”
“He has definitely shown a relentless pursuit of results, commitment to overcome obstacles and a focus on doing whatever is necessary to get the job done.”
Articles by Hoa
The Broad Academy Experience, The Broad Center Blog, August 3, 2018
Over the last 15 years, The Broad Academy has helped hundreds of current and aspiring urban school system leaders develop their leadership and accelerate their impact on behalf of the students and families they serve. Check out the work Hoa Truong and The Broad Academy team does to create an exceptional experience for our fellows. Read more.
A small school feel with a big school experience, The Broad Center Blog, June 28, 2018
Hoa Truong, managing director of The Broad Academy talks about superintendent of Phoenix Union High School District, Chad Gestson. Read more.
New cohort of education leaders joins The Broad Academy, The Broad Center Blog, May 22, 2018
Hoa Truong, managing director of The Broad Academy, introduces the twenty respected K-12 education leaders from across the nation who joined The Broad Academy. Read more.