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Vong Xavier Nguyen Announces for Coast Community College District, Area 2

Vong Xavier Nguyen has announced his candidacy for Area 2 of the Coast Community College District. After withdrawing from the City of Garden Grove’s first districted city council race, Mr. Nguyen has endorsed Thu-Ha Nguyen* for District 3’s partial term. If elected, Vong Xavier Nguyen would be the first Vietnamese American on the Coast Community College District Board of Trustees, while representing the District’s only majority Asian area.

Mr. Nguyen has been a part of the Coast Community College District since a student in the Garden Grove Unified School District. As a lower-division transfer student from the District’s Golden West College, Mr. Nguyen ultimately graduated from the University of Southern California with Federal Honors. In the District, he has maintained a 4.0 GPA at Orange Coast College and served as Student Body President at Coastline Community College during the 2014-2015 academic year.

Following his transfer he remained enrolled in the Coast Community College District, while enrolling at over 20 other California Community Colleges. In the district, he has advocated with and on behalf of students, while working with staff and faculty on District Task Committees to add new technology. Seeing the operations and innovative approaches of community colleges throughout California, he seeks public office to give a voice to an unheard minority, while continuing his student-focused track record of technological innovations to modernization the Coast Community College District.

“I see our community colleges as a foundation, not a stepping stone, and our Coast Community College District has given me my foundation to represent our faculty, classified staff, and ultimately students’ needs towards career advancement and transferring.” Nguyen said at the August 17th Board Meeting. “Having been elected by the students, and a current educator, I see both perspectives and will fight for greater accessibility and affordability in our community colleges.”

Mr. Vong Xavier Nguyen is a Special Education Teacher, Non-Profit Director, and Business Owner by profession. He has been a life-long resident of Garden Grove.

Area 2 of the Coast Community College District encompasses the majority of Garden Grove and portions of Fountain Valley. All Coast Community College District races are at-large stretching from Seal Beach through Newport Beach.

To learn more about Vong Xavier Nguyen, please visit

*No relation between Vong Xavier Nguyen and Thu-Ha Nguyen.

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