My name is Kevin Nguyen (He/They). I am a First-Generation, Vietnamese-American Texan, who was raised Catholic by two immigrant parents. I have 3 Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology (Baylor University 2007), Health (University of Houston 2018), and Psychology (University of Houston 2021) and a Corporate Entrepreneurship Certificate from the Bauer College of Business (University of Houston June 2019). I also have a Master of Science Degree in College Counseling and Student Development (Azusa Pacific University 2010). I have lived in Texas, New Jersey, California, and a brief stint in Bangkok, Thailand as an English teacher.
I have been at the University of Houston for about 13 years and started at the University of Houston in October 2010 as the Program Coordinator for the Continuing Education department (which now has been dissolved). I, then, became an academic advisor for Biology & Biochemistry students in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics for a couple of years. Later on, I got acquainted with the Cullen College of Engineering and the Division of Technology as a STEM transfer advisor for the Transfer Advising Program in 2013, became a First Year Experience Advisor in 2018 and an Academic Advisor III for Engineering Technology majors in November 2021. I was also the former Program Director for the UH LGBTQ Resource Center. Now, I am the Associate Director for the Center Student Advocacy and Community. In my role, I will promote a culture of care, focus on cultivating a sense of connection for students on campus and in the community, and address the needs of UH students to support them in all their academic and personal endeavors.
“Within my work and within my lifestyle, I want to produce a certain sense of inclusivity, curiosity, and mutual respect for those I interact with. Having a variety of lived experiences has been an eye opener for me of the different complexity and importance of being an LGBTQ+ person, an AAPI person, and a voting member of this country. I see that learning about nuances within our communities and celebrating one another is imperative to growth, maturity, and student development and support.”