Message from the President
Dong-A University is a beacon of knowledge; cultivating creative and active people based on the principles of H.A.V.E. (Humanity, Ability, Vitality and Excellence.)
First of all, I would like to sincerely welcome all of you to Dong-A university!
On this proud year of its 70th anniversary, Dong-A university is on the cross point of crisis and opportunities that have never existed before. I, as a leader of Dong-A university, would like to give you tremendous pledges and promises for the next four years.
The spirit of our founder, Seokdang Jung, Jae-Hwan, who built Dong-A university on a sole purpose of historic mission of introduction of true education into South Korea which was under the chaos and dilapidation after the independence, is engraved in the hearts of Dong-A alumni and faculty members. I would like to open up a new future of our university bearing the history and tradition of Dong-A university and the great contributions of Dong-A alumni in my heart. In order to do so, I would like to propose three main policy directions.
Firstly, I will firmly stand in my position to the direction toward 'education-centered university' in which we will excavate and raise outstanding individuals. I shall increase the satisfaction through strengthening the lecture ability of professors, excavation of superb faculties and qualitative improvements in educational environments.
Secondly, I will try my best to develop 'Dong-A Culture' with which Don-A alumni and faculty members can feel self-esteem and pride. I shall systematically accumulate the great footsteps of our professor and alumni in addition to our founder Dr. Jung (Seokdang) and further accumulate and advertise about the 70 years of Dong-A university's history and cultural assets. By doing so, I will internally and externally inform about our university's identity and status.
Lastly, I will focus on broadening the boundary of Dong-A university. From now on, it is the era of Asia. The boundary of Dong-A university will not just stay within Northeast Asia but will be pioneering the territory to embrace pacific rim region including Southeast Asia and Middle East. Swift correspondence to the upcoming era of Asia will be shortcut to an efficient 'Internationalization'.
I ponder about our university's future ahead reopening the 『Seokdang Diary』which is about our founder Dr. Jung (Seokdang)'s educational inspections from the United States to Europe. Even in the ruins from the warfare, Dr. Jung (Seokdang) tried to set up a foundation of advanced university education with his international viewpoint. As a newly appointed president, I feel my heart swelling as I recall our founder's hot-blooded will and noble passion. I dare promise you. I will diligently and responsibly fulfill obligations for the next four years with this original intention in mind.
I would like to ask you to participate with a keen interest and affection in the new history of Dong-A university which will be built upon the 70-year-tradition. Thank you very much.