Dr. Arthur H. Lee Appointed President of SUNY Korea
On January 1, 2022, the Board of Managers of SUNY Korea officially appointed Dr. Arthur H. Lee, who previously served as the provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs of SUNY Korea, as the new president of SUNY Korea. Dr. Lee, who becomes the school’s third president, said, “I am committed to developing SUNY Korea into an exemplary institute of higher education that blazes trails for our rapidly changing society.” On his vision for SUNY Korea, he added, “The university will nurture next-generation leaders who will present creative solutions to pending issues facing the global society and will pioneer the world of infinite potential.” President Lee will take charge of overall management of SUNY Korea, including the administrative works of Academic Affairs and communications with SUNY home campus. He will also be responsible for maintaining cooperative relations with various interested parties, such as the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, Incheon Metropolitan City, and the Incheon Free Economic Zone Authority. President Lee emphasized, “In the Industry 4.0 revolution, competence in communicating smoothly with interested parties, in addition to integrated engineering abilities, is absolutely required.” He added, “As the president of SUNY Korea, which is commemorating its 10th anniversary of establishment, I will do my best to foster creative talents who can solve global problems and contribute to the local community.” President Lee obtained a BSc degree from the University of Utah, an MSc degree from Stanford University, and a PhD from the University of Utah, all in Computer Science. As an educator, he was engaged for years in education and research surrounding Computer Science Engineering. Prior to being appointed president, he served as the provost and interim president of SUNY Korea. He has been dedicated to fostering an environment in which diversity, inclusiveness, and fairness are honored for all students, professors, and employees.
SUNY Korea Holds Entrance Ceremony for 2022 Spring Semester
On February 18, SUNY Korea (President Arthur H. Lee) held an entrance ceremony for the spring semester of Stony Brook University. The ceremony was aired live via SUNY Korea’s official YouTube channel. On this day, 157 freshmen attended the online entrance ceremony. The entrance ceremony speech by President Lee of SUNY Korea was followed by a congratulatory message by President Maurie McInnis of Stony Brook University, along with a scholarship ceremony. The freshmen went on to start their new semester on February 21.
SUNY Korea Establishes ‘Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering’ and Recruits 30 Students for 2022 Fall Semester
On March 11, SUNY Korea (President Arthur H. Lee) announced that the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering would be established for the fall semester of 2022, and that the department intended to recruit 30 students annually. By adding Electrical and Computer Engineering, which is a key academic field for technology innovation to create future value, SUNY Korea strives to solidify its status as a global university specializing in advanced Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM). The university began receiving applications for the 2022 fall semester back in October 2021 and will continue accepting applications through the first half of 2022.