Via Angry Asian Man.
Dr. Kim becomes the 17th President of Dartmouth, and the first Asian American President of an Ivy League school. He was born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised in Muscatine, Iowa.
“The historical moment in which we live demands that your generation unite — as never before — learning with action, passion with practicality” to address the world’s most pressing challenges, President Kim said. He argued that the liberal arts education they would receive at Dartmouth could uniquely prepare them to do so.
A physician, educator and infectious disease expert, Dr. Kim said it was “deeply humbling for me – the child of Korean immigrants from a small town in Iowa” to follow in the footsteps of his predecessors and lead Dartmouth College.