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Wonki Min Appointed the New President of SUNY Korea

SUNY Koreaㅣ2019-12-23 17:11

Wonki Min, the former Vice Minister of Science and ICT (MSIT) for the Republic of Korea, has been appointed the New President of SUNY Korea, effective January 1, 2020.  

As President, Min will be responsible for supporting and strengthening the University’s vision, “to become an exemplary higher educational institution that thrives in today’s fast-paced society and beyond,”  and its mission, “to foster leaders who are able to resolve global challenges creatively and open doors to a new era full of possibilities.” He will also actively collaborate with faculty, staff, and students of home campuses in New York including Stony Brook University and FIT, and will be responsible for maintaining constructive relationships with the Korean National Government and Ministries, Incheon City Government, and the Incheon Free Economic Zone Authority.

Min received his BA in History from Yonsei University, an MA in Public Administration from Seoul National University, an MBA from the University of Washington, and Honorary Doctor in Business Administration from Busan University of Foreign Studies. 

Min was the Assistant Minister at the Korean Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) from 2015 to 2017 and then served as the Vice Minister of MSIT from August 26, 2018 till December 20, 2019. He was also the first Spokesperson of MSIP when the Ministry was established in 2013. 

He also served on the faculty of SUNY Korea as a leading professor in the Department of Technology & Society from 2017-2018. Internationally, he was serving as chair of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Council (2015) and the OECD Committee on Digital Economy Policy (2017~2019).

Min has been recognized throughout his career for his exemplary leadership and work ethic, receiving several prestigious awards, including the Red Stripes Order of Service Merit in 2015, awarded by the President of South Korea. Since 1999, Min has developed several publications focusing on the telecommunications industry including his latest co-authored publications, “Broadband and Job Creation” and “Digital Convergence Strategy.”

Source: The Korea Herald

Date: December 21, 2019

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