Dr. Pham Quang Huy, who earned both an MEd and PhD from the UH Mānoa College of Education, has been appointed Rector of Dong Thap Community College (DTCC). Pham has worked at DTCC since 2017, having served as Vice Rector before his promotion.
“Huy was a student of mine and is an amazing person,” said Educational Administration Professor Stacey Roberts. “He came to the university as a master’s student on a scholarship through the East-West Center and earned both his master’s and doctorate with our department. UH really helped him, but he was a gift to us as well.”
As academic head of DTCC, Pham works with the school board and board of directors to develop strategies for training, scientific research, and international partnerships as well as regulations on labor structure, employment position, recruitment, and employee management. Among his other duties, Pham ensures a healthy pedagogical environment, political security, and social order and safety in schools.
Pham said, “The master’s and PhD programs in the Department of Educational Administration at the College of Education provided me with training in academic excellence, leadership, and international experiences. Dr. Stacey Roberts, in particular, gave me tremendous support and guidance during my graduate program, and the COE community was a great motivator and positive influence on my career.”
Having earned a BA in teaching English from Can Tho University, Pham worked as an English teacher, counselor, and curriculum coordinator at Hong Ngu No.2 High School. He would go on to become a specialist at the Secondary Education Division in the Dong Thap Department of Education and Training, then the Deputy-Head and Head of Continuing-Secondary Education Division. His interests include offering professional enhancement activities for teachers, teaching English methodologies, and using technologies in teaching English and college administration.