Senior director, alumni and network impact
Phuong Vuong is a change agent for education, immigrants and her local communities.
When Phuong became a parent, she couldn’t believe that so little had changed in public education since she was a first-generation college student. She decided to effect change in her own way to ensure all children have access to a high-quality education.
At The Broad Center, Phuong leads the Career Services team dedicated to supporting alumni as they progress in their careers. The services she and her team design and provide to Broad Center alumni allows them to be more effective in their jobs with the greater goal of increasing the positive impact each alumnus makes in their organization to benefit students.
Prior to transitioning to the Alumni & Network Impact team, Phuong oversaw internal organizational talent and operations for The Broad Center.
Drawing from her previous experience in the business world, Phuong brings that expertise to the education nonprofit context with her extensive knowledge on strategy development, general management, growth plans and organizational culture.
She has also volunteered within the communities where she has lived, from providing Vietnamese translation for pro bono immigration attorneys in the city of San Francisco to serving on the board of a nonprofit focused on supporting refugees and immigrants across the greater Philadelphia area.
What advice would you give your younger self?
If I could give advice to my younger self it would be to take risks. Growth comes from being OK to fail. It’s about what you do with those learnings.
What do you like most about working at TBC?
The best thing about TBC is working with colleagues that care.
What others say about Phuong:
“Phuong really stands out to me as someone who doesn’t just talk the talk, but walks the walk.”
“I know that whenever I need a thought partner, she’s just an IM away.”
Articles by Phuong
Lessons for leaders: Entry planning, The Broad Center Blog, June 12, 2018
First impressions make a lasting impact. As a newly appointed superintendent, chancellor or CEO of a school system, how you spend your first days sets the tone for your values as a leader. Whether you are a seasoned superintendent going to a new district, a CEO leading a school system or new to the leadership role, find out what best practices Phuong Vuong recommends as leaders think through their entry planning. Read more.