40 Under 40: Pha Mouavangsou – ITT Tech

Jan 14, 2013 No Comments by

Pha Mouavangsou came to America from Laos in 1978 and is one of nine siblings.  He obtained an associate’s degree in technology from Heald College, a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from DeVry University, and is currently pursuing his doctorate in educational leadership from California State University, Fresno.  Until recently, Mouavangsou was the division director of applied technology at Institute of Technology in Clovis, but is now dean of ITT Tech.

Pha Mouavangsou

Mouavangsou currently serves as a board member for Fresno County’s Human Resource Advisory Committee, an active member of the Adult Education Taskforce in Fresno, a member of Fresno’s Leading Young Professionals, and serves as an educational advisor for the educational program Learn2Earn.  He previously served as a board member for Children’s Services Network, committee member for multiple RFP review committees for Fresno County Department of Social Services, and was a graduate of Leadership Fresno Class 27.

Mouavangsou’s passion for education stems from who he was when he was younger.  He was a high school dropout, a teenage father, involved in gangs, a single father, married at 17 and divorced before the age of 21.  He did not return to Fresno Adult School until he was 24.

Mouavangsou is now a respected member of the Fresno community, and does significant outreach for the Hmong community.  He was involved in the Vang Mouavangsou Campaign for State Assembly, and his goal is to become part of administration at a community college.  He is currently writing a fiction book.  His wife, Amie, and their four sons, Sebastian, Jason-Vaughn, Lawrence, and Blake live in the Fresno area.

 


Favorite Movie:  “Lord of the Rings” and “Star Wars”

Favorite Music Artist/Band:  Guns and Roses

Last Book Read:  “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey

 

“40 Under 40″ The Ultimate Networking Event, honoring the Class of 2012, will be held Thursday, March 21 at the Skyroom Lounge in Holiday Inn Fresno Downtown.  Tickets to the event go on sale January 17, and will be available for purchase on www.40u40.com.

Each day leading up to the event, a different member of the Class of 2012 will be featured in a story on www.BusinessStreetOnline.com.  Be sure to sign up for our daily news alerts by visiting www.BusinessStreetOnline.com.

 

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