21 July 2022
Professor Tan Tai Yong will be the new president of the Singapore University of Social Sciences from next year.
He will take over from the school’s current founding president, Professor Cheong Hee Kiat.
Prof Tan received his doctorate at Cambridge University. He was previously president and professor of humanities (history) at Yale-NUS College. He played an active role in shaping the college’s academic programme, including its common curriculum and integrating academic and residential life.
Prof Tan also served as a Nominated Member of Parliament from 2014 to 2015, and was awarded the Public Service Medal in 2020.