Foothill De Anza Community College District Chancellor Judy Miner announced Thursday (April 21) that she is recommending Thuy Thi Nguyen as the next president of Foothill College. Pending board approval May 2, Nguyen would begin work July 1.
“Based on her record of innovation in promoting student access and diversity, I believe that Thuy will lead Foothill College in advancing a culture of student equity and in closing the achievement gap,” Miner said. “I am confident she will offer the kind of leadership and inspiration that will help the college achieve its most ambitious goals and further enhance the state and national leadership role for which our district is known.”
Currently serving as interim general counsel for the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office since July 2015, Nguyen has spent the past 12 years working for community colleges and community college students. She is on loan to the Chancellor’s Office from the Peralta Community College District, where she had worked for more than a decade.
“I am extremely grateful to Chancellor Judy Miner for the opportunity to lead a nationally top-ranked community college,” said Nguyen, 40. “Foothill has a long tradition of academic excellence and I look forward to working with the exceptional faculty and staff in fulfilling the college’s commitment to student success for all.”
For more details on the selection, see the April 27 edition of the Town Crier.