President Lee Bae-yong has been elected as the 15th chairman of the Korean Council for University Education (KCUE) on April 27.
Founded in 1982, the KCUE is a non-governmental organization, which consists of about 200 member universities and colleges, both public and private, of Korea. The organization decides key university policies, and aims is to promote high-quality education and cooperation among universities.
It is the first time for the council to appoint a woman president as the chairman. Lee has been working as the vice-chairman since April 2008 and as the chairman of University Admissions Committee of the KCUE since July 2008.
“I feel great responsibility," said Lee.
Suh Geo-suk, the president of Chonbuk National University, Lee Ki-su, the president of Korea University, and Lee Hee-yeon, the president of Kunsan National University, were named as the vice-chairmen of the council.