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Edwin J. O'Leary Fellowship

Richard E. and Ann M. O’Leary Fund was established to honor the career and extend the intellectual influence of Dr. Edwin J. O’Leary who was noted for his expertise and interest in the financial management of public schools, the financial and legal aspects of school budgeting and facility planning.

Edwin J. O'Leary Fellow

Thong Trinh Fellow

Thong Trinh

PhD Student in Higher Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Thong Trinh is an Edwin J. O'Leary Fellow and currently pursuing a Doctorate study in Higher Education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He also affiliates with the EdLab Asia Centre for Education Research and Development as a researcher. His research interest is Higher Education Policy with a focus on Finance. Thong has published in the areas of student willingness to pay, university budgeting, and related topics of higher education policy. He also served as a peer reviewer for some WOS and Scopus journals in the field of Education.

Thong was a Strathclyde Business School Dean's Excellence Scholarship and got his MSc in Business Analysis and Consulting from University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom in 2022. He also earned a BSc with distinction in International Business in Vietnam. In 2019, he was awarded the Certificate for the graduate valedictorian from the Hai Phong Mayor.