Trang Tieu is the manager of student impact for the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships at Wichita State University. She graduated from Wichita State University as a first-generation college student with a Master's degree in Educational Psychology - Higher Education/Student Affairs and a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.

Trang is passionate about representing the APIDA community in education and supporting the needs of diverse and underrepresented populations. She began her professional journey teaching in USD259 at a Title 1 school, but stayed connected with Wichita State University as an alum. From there, she continued to follow her path towards a degree in higher education. Creating spaces for students to learn, express themselves freely, and find confidence in their identity is at the heart of all her work as an educator.

Outside of Wichita State University, Trang is involved with Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc., the National APIDA Panhellenic Association, and NASPA. She enjoys being a mentor and giving back to the community, especially through organizations like ICT SOS and Girls on the Run. She also loves being a big foodie, plant-lover, traveler, and a dog mom of two adorable poodle mixes.

Favorite Place on Campus

My favorite place on campus would have to be on the balcony of the Rhatigan Student Center. Finding a moment to pause and take in the beauty of Wichita State University helps me feel at peace.

Advice for Future Shockers

Give yourself time to learn more about yourself, make friends, and get involved. Take every opportunity given to you and make new ones. WSU is a wonderful place to make things happen and find what truly brings you joy.


  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Psychology - Emphasis in Higher Education and Student Affairs
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Elementary Education


Professional Experience

Manager of Student Impact, Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

2023-Present · Wichita State University

Assistant Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

2022-2023 · Wichita State University

Retention Coordinator, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

2022 · Wichita State University

Academic Advisor, College of Fine Arts Advising Center

2021-2022 · Wichita State University

Financial Wellness Graduate Assistant, Office of Student Success

2019-2021 · Wichita State University

Additional Experiences:

  • Fraternity and Sorority Life Practicum Student
  • Applied and Experiential Learning Graduate Intern
  • Housing and Residence Life Graduate Intern

Classroom Teacher, Clark Elementary School

2016-2019 · USD 259

Awards and Honors

Dottie C. Miller Award, Greek Awards

2020 · Wichita State University

Graduate Student of the Year

2020 · Wichita State University

Excellent Teacher Award

2018 · USD 259

Good Apple Award

2017 · USD 259

Leading from the Front Award

2016 · Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc.