Thailand Alumni Club

The Thailand Alumni Club was formed in fall 2012, becoming the sixth U international alumni club.

The U has at least 133 Thai alumni, and 14 students from Thailand are enrolled at the University this fall. A group of alumni in Thailand had been meeting informally there annually and had kept in touch during the past few years.

Chompoonuh K. “Caren” Permpoonwiwat

MS'96 PhD'00

Chompoonuh Permpoonwiwat is an associate professor of economics at Srinakharinwirot University in Bangkok. She received her master’s and doctoral degrees in economics from the University of Utah, specializing in public economics, economics of gender and development, and quantitative methods. Her research interests are in public policy analysis related to local public finance, transportation, human resource development, and natural resource and environmental issues. She is an active member of the ASEM Education and Research Hub for Lifelong Learning, an official network for university cooperation between Asia and Europe. She has also been appointed among other leading economists in Thailand to the board committee for the Program in the Advanced Certificate Course in Public Economics Management for Executives at King Prajadhipok's Institute.



Vichshuwan "Meio" 


Board member

Kong lives in Salt Lake City
and is vice president of product development at Aciont Inc.,
a pharmaceutical company
based in SLC. 

MS'00 Ph.D.'05
Board member

Vichshuwan Pungchareon 
lives in Thailand and is
a corporate strategy senior
manager at BCPG Public
Company Limited, Thailand.

Board member

Krairut Phanich lives in
Salt Lake City and is a
program manager at 
the University of Utah's
English Language Institute.

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