Prof. Goh Appointed as Youngest Dean to Head SMU Law School
Feb 24, 2017 01:00 PM EST
The Singapore Management University (SMU) will get another Dean for its School of Law from July as Associate Professor Goh Yihan, 35, is the youngest candidate to hold the post.
The arrangement takes after a broad and thorough global that began in September 2016, said SMU. Professor Goh, who is right now the Associate Dean (Research) at the law school, will succeed Professor Yeo Tiong Min S.C. (Hon) as the dean for a five-year term. Prof Yeo will stay in the law school as Yong Pung How Chair Professor of Law subsequent to remaining down from his part as dean, according to Strait Times.
SMU Provost Professor Lily Kong, who drove the global search for the new School of Law's senior member, expressed gratitude toward Prof Yeo for his colossal duty, capable authority and massive commitments. According to her, Professor Yeo has been instrumental in forming School of Law into a main graduate school in Singapore and in Asia.
Prof Kong pointed that other than building the School into one that separates itself in delivering astounding graduates who are well looked for after in the market, he additionally initiated the foundation of the Center for Cross-Border Business Law in Asia and the Applied Research Center for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia in 2014 and 2015 individually; both of which are set to make huge commitment to legitimate research in this part of the world.
Prof Kong said that the approaching senior member additionally has a noteworthy career, who brings a profound comprehension and information of the School and Singapore law, and solid systems and commonplace ties with the legitimate group.
His commendable development and conviction, and his energetic duty to creating legal education will be an incredible motivation for his students and associates, she explained.
"I am confident that Associate Professor Goh will build upon the good work of Professor Yeo to strengthen SMU School of Law's global reputation and advance the School to even greater heights of excellence and contribution," Business Times quoted her as saying.