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Chu appointed to Vietnam Education Board

President appoints Centenary alumnus to position

President Barack Obama recently appointed Centenary College MBA graduate Dr. Quyen Chu as a member of the Vietnam Education Foundation Board of Directors.

“The extraordinary dedication these men and women bring to their new roles will greatly serve the American people,” the president said. “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.”

Chu and his wife, Trina, graduated from Centenary’s MBA program in July 2013. Chu wanted to have a better understanding of the numbers and jargon of the business side of the medical field. He is currently a tenured professor of surgery, the Charles Knight St. Endowed Professor of Surgery, director of the Peritoneal Surface Malignancies Program and chief of surgical oncology at LSUS.

“We were both pleasantly surprised by the leadership sills we learned, which I use daily,” said Chu. “In fact, I think they helped me garner this post (as a member of the board of directors). We really enjoyed it. I tell all my (colleagues at LSUS) that once they get their business in order, they should seriously consider the MBA at Centenary.”

He is a co-founder of the Louisiana World Surgical Foundation Inc., a non-profit organization that assists developing nations with capacity building and has traveled abroad to Southeast Asia, Central America and the Middle East, rendering surgical care. Prior to his appointment, Chu was awarded the U.S.

Faculty Scholar Award twice from the Vietnam Education Foundation.

The mission of the Vietnam Education Foundation is to help bring the United States and Vi-with the U.S. and enable Vietnam to gain from, and contribute to, etnam closer by building excellence in science and technology in Vietnam. By establishing a science, engineering, medical and technical community of Chu people and institutions, a strong teaching and research agenda may be implemented to create economic growth, maintain scientific cooperation scientific and technological advances globally.

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