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Trung Nguyen

Assistant Dean, Student Development Services

“It’s extremely important for young men to have positive role models who are men of color. We are always seeking more men on campus who are invested in their education and leadership development.

As employees of the University, it’s important for us to take the lead on advocating for diversity and inclusion.

If we, as employees, can’t have a conversation about diversity and inclusion, how can we expect students to? That’s why Student Development Services offers programming to support and guide students.”

Trung earned a B.A. in public justice from the State University of New York at Oswego, an M.A. in student affairs in higher education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and is working on his doctorate in higher education leadership at TCU. His dissertation topic is “The Relationship of Intersectionality with Students’ Institutional Experiences Affecting Retention”.

Trung joined the Student Development Services staff in the fall of 2012. Prior to coming to TCU, he developed first-year experience programs at a private liberal arts school in New England and at a community college in New York. Before transitioning to his new role as the assistant dean of Student Development Services in 2018, Trung served as the Director of the First-Year Experience.

Currently, Trung oversees the students’ transitional experiences for all four years, including orientation, Frog Camp, Frogs First, Sophomore Getaway, transfer students and Senior Send-off. He also chairs the committee for the TCU Rising Leaders Institute, a leadership program aimed at local high school juniors to promote college preparedness and educate students on the application process. In addition to working with transitional programs, Trung has over 13 years of student affairs experience, including residential life, student activities, Greek Life and leadership development.