Loc Truong

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Assistant Vice President for Campus Life Engagement
20 Benevolent Street


Loc Truong is the assistant vice president for Campus Life engagement. In this role, he oversees six cultural and identity centers, which invite all students to find a sense of belonging, build relationships across differences, engage in open inquiry, and develop skills to thrive at Brown and beyond.

Truong comes to Brown from MIT where he was an assistant dean in Student Support Services. Before MIT, he held several positions at Harvard University, most recently as director of diversity and inclusion programs for the Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.  

He brings a wide range of expertise and experience working with first-year students on the challenges and opportunities they experience transitioning to higher education, supporting historically underrepresented students in higher education, and providing educational and capacity-building opportunities for faculty, staff, and students focused on equity and justice. Truong was the first staff person appointed explicitly to support undocumented and DACA status students at Harvard and wrote his dissertation on how first-generation college students navigate elite academic institutions. He also brings significant experience related to program development and assessment, especially peer education programs. At Harvard, he had the opportunity to help lead the strategic visioning and planning process that restructured and re-envisioned the mission of the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.  

Ed.D. Higher Education and Administration, Northeastern University
M.A. Management and Operations, Harvard University
M.S. Science of Counseling, University of La Verne
B.S. Biochemistry, California Polytechnic State University