On March 14, 2016 UVSA Gulf Coast co-hosted an event in which Garden Grove Mayor Bao Nguyen visited New Orleans. Mr. Nguyen is the first Vietnamese-American to be elected as Mayor in the United States. Former Congressman Joseph Cao was also invited to this event, hosted at Xavier University’s Ballroom. Both Mayor Nguyen and Congressman Cao hosted a Q&A session in which they spoke about their work experience and what it means to be Vietnamese in leadership.
Special thanks to Xavier University of Louisiana’s Vietnamese Association (XULAVA) for co-hosting this last-minute event with us, as well as VAYLA for bringing Mayor Bao Nguyen down to New Orleans for this special occasion!