A Rich Legacy

The Won Institute of Graduate Studies is thrilled to announce the appointment of Dr. Wonsun Oh as the new President. A distinguished educator, experienced administrator, and dedicated practitioner of Won Buddhism, Dr. Oh’s inauguration heralds an exciting new era for the Institute.

Dr. Oh’s rich legacy in higher education administration began in 1997 at Kyonggi University in South Korea. Through various key roles, including Dean of the College of Economics and Business Administration and Chair of the Preparatory Committee for Accreditation, Dr. Oh has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills, fostered academic excellence, and played a pivotal role in institutional growth.

A Profound Spiritual Connection

Not merely an academic, Dr. Oh is deeply devoted to Won Buddhism, with 54 years of diligent practice. His visionary leadership at the Gangnam Won Buddhist Temple, the largest Won Buddhism temple globally, speaks volumes about his strategic vision and organizational skills.

Dr. Oh’s Vision for Won Institute

The Institute is not just another milestone in Dr. Oh’s career. His connection with Won Institute goes beyond mere admiration. As a member of the Board of Trustees and the Advisory Board of the Finance Committee, Dr. Oh has developed a deep understanding of the Institute’s academic programs, finance, and operations.

His vision for Won Institute includes:

  • Expanding Academic Excellence: Dr. Oh aims to further the Institute’s mission by enhancing academic programs and creating post-graduate opportunities.
  • Fostering Spiritual Growth: With a lifelong commitment to Won Buddhism, he intends to deepen the spiritual practice within the community.
  • Strengthening Community Engagement: Through collaboration and effective communication, Dr. Oh aspires to create a more engaged, vibrant community at the Won Institute.

A Bright Future Ahead

Dr. Wonsun Oh’s distinguished career in higher education administration, combined with his profound understanding and dedication to Won Buddhism, positions him as an exceptional choice for President at the Won Institute of Graduate Studies.

Under his visionary leadership, we anticipate a future filled with growth, development, and excitement. The new era of the Won Institute is here, and it’s bright and promising, all thanks to Dr. Oh’s steadfast dedication and innovative ideas.

Join us in extending a warm welcome to Dr. Wonsun Oh and embracing the wonderful possibilities he brings to the Won Institute of Graduate Studies!

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