Dr. Su Yon Pak Appointed Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean – Union Theological Seminary

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President Rev. Dr. Serene Jones today announced the appointment of Dr. Su Yon Pak ‘99 to the position of Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean. Dr. Pak will be Union’s first Asian American and first queer Academic Dean, one of her many groundbreaking firsts.

“Su brings a wealth of experience and a beautiful creative spirit. She will be critical to Union’s efforts to strengthen and build capacity on the academic and community fronts,” said President Jones. “We are all excited to welcome Su in this new role and in particular, we are excited to engage in moving Union forward on all fronts.”

Dr. Pak has been at Union since 1994, first as a doctoral student in the joint Union – Teachers College Columbia University in Religion and Education program and then in various positions: Associate Dean for Student Life & Director of Recruitment, and Vice President for Institutional Advancement. In her current position, Dean and Associate Professor of Integrative and Field-Based Education, which she has occupied since 2009, she innovated field education expanding and cultivating over 200 field sites, paying particular attention to pedagogical and interreligious work of context-based experiential education.

Read the full announcement: https://utsnyc.edu/dr-pak/

Dr. Su Yon Pak Appointed Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean – Union Theological Seminary