13 April 2018
Professor Lily Kong will be appointed the next president of Singapore Management University. She is the current provost of the university.
She will take over from current president Arnoud De Meyer at the start of 2019.
Prof Kong is well known internationally as a social, cultural and urban geographer.
In her short stint as provost, she has implemented major revamps to the university’s undergraduate admission process, including the introduction of Discovery Day sessions for strong applicants.
Last year, she also led the successful establishment of the SMU Academy, the professional training arm of SMU which offers SkillsFuture-approved courses ranging from technology to human resource management.