Sookmyung Women’s University Head Lee Kyung-sook
By Kang Shin-who
Sookmyung Women’s University President Lee Kyung-sook, 64, became the chief director of the Seoul Foundation of Women & Family.
Incorporating both the Seoul Women’s Foundation and Seoul Women’s Plaza, the foundation was officially launched on Tuesday. Sponsored by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, the project was put in place to further promote women’s participation in society as well as a culture of gender-equality in the city.
Lee will be in charge of research and development of Seoul’s policies related to women and create new policies for a women-friendly environment in the city.
Majoring in political science and international relations at Sookmyung Women’s University, Lee received a master’s degree in political science from the University of Kansas and a Ph.D. in international politics from the University of South Carolina in the United States.
Heading the school four terms consecutively since 1994, Lee has served as UNESCO Chair on Communication Technology for Women and chairperson of the policy advisory council at the Education Ministry. She was also a lawmaker between 1981 and 1985 and advisor at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.