10 May 2019
Professor Lily Kong took over as Singapore Management University’s fifth president in January this year..
She had previously served SMU as provost and she had also been the Lee Kong Chian Chair Professor of Social Sciences.
Professor Lily Kong is a graduate of the National University of Singapore and University College London. She had been a faculty member of the NUS Department of Geography, and she also served as vice-provost and vice-president at NUS.
Professor Lily Kong has received five international fellowship awards, including the Commonwealth Fellowship Award and the Fulbright Fellowship Award. She has also won the Robert Stoddard Award for Distinguished Service (Geography of Religion and Belief Systems), given out by the Association of American Geographers.
Prof Kong was conferred the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2006.