The Hanoitimes - Former US Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius decided to leave his post as Vice President of Fulbright University Vietnam (FUV), according to an announcement released by the university.
The FUV on June 19 announced that its Vice President Ted Osius has tendered his resignation and is stepping down from his position at the end of this year to pursue other opportunities in the educational and non-profit sectors.
“During his years as United States Ambassador to Vietnam, and his tenure with the University, Ted has been a tireless and effective supporter of Fulbright. He will continue taking part in certain projects during this transition period,” said the announcement.
US Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius. Photo: USAID
"Fulbright University Vietnam wishes Ted and his family every happiness and success in their future endeavors. We look forward to our continued collaboration," it added.
Nominated by President Barack Obama in May 2014, Osius served as US Ambassador to Vietnam during 2014-2017.
His tenure has been marked by several historic milestones, including the 2015 visit to the US by General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong, and President Barack Obama's 2016 visit to Vietnam.
The US diplomat officially started work at FUV in January 2018, serving as its Vice President and the founding director of FUV’s Grand Challenges Initiative.
During a twenty-nine-year career at the US Department of State, Osius worked at the US Mission to the United Nations and in Vietnam, Indonesia, India, Thailand, the Vatican and the Philippines. He was a lecturer at the National War College in Washington, D.C. and served as a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.