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George Mason Korea names new president

George Mason University has named Steven K. Lee the new president for its Korean campus, school officials said.

Lee will replace Joy Hughes, who served as the institution’s interim president.

Steven K. Lee.
Steven K. Lee.

“Steven has a wealth of experience leading University of Southern California’s operation in Korea,” said David Wu, George Mason’s executive vice president and provost. “We are very fortunate to have him taking the helm for our Korean campus. I look forward to working with him to establish Mason’s gateway to Asia.”

Lee was formerly the founding director and chief executive officer of University of Southern California Korea. He holds a doctorate in education from USC. He also received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in foreign languages and linguistics and a bachelor’s degree in international studies from the University of Washington.

George Mason University Korea is the domestic campus of the Virginia-based university. Located in Songdo, Incheon, the university currently has 132 students in its second year. 

By Yoon Min-sik (