Board Member, School Champion
Chanly came to the U.S. as a refugee in 1982 and became a United States citizen in 1998. He is the youngest of 11 children of which three are deceased; his father is also deceased, falling victim to the Khmer Rouge in 1975. Chanly is one of two children in his family that graduated from Oregon State University with an Information Technology degree. During his years in college, he was an active volunteer and served one term as Vice President of the Cambodian Students Association.
From 2009 to 2015, Chanly Bob is the President of the Cambodian-American Community of Oregon and has been an active member of CACO since 2003. With CACO, he helps lead humanitarian trips to Cambodia every couple of years. In 2009 he help guide a bike drive in which funds for 91 bicycles were raised. In 2011 he and volunteers from CACO and GLEF organized a tour where 38 people joined from the US, Canada, and Europe, 300 bikes raised, nearly $17,000 raised for medicine, rice and school supplies. In 2015, a group of 25 people joined the tour where bikes, medicines, rice and school supplies were donated. The bikes were purchased in Cambodia and given to orphans, students and families in need. In 2016, Chanly joined the GLEF board.
He is currently a Unix Support Specialist for Portland General Electric. He is past driver for PGE’s Meals on Wheels, a member of the FBI’s Council On Community Outreach (formerly Multi Cultural Advisory Council) in Portland Oregon, and also serves as a youth mentor, offering career guidance to those with an interest in the Information Technology career.
Chanly is GLEF’s first School Champion for our first school building at the Âng School.