President Kim gives his commencement address to the graduating class, May 2016.
President Kim gives his commencement address to the graduating class, May 2015.
President Kim delivers the keynote address and is honored by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, May 2015.
President Kim discusses his collaborative and action-oriented approach to the strategic challenges facing the college, January 2015.
President Kim addresses the City Club of Chicago, November 2014.
Governor Pat Quinn and President Kim announce the $7.2 million grant awarded to the college by the state, October 2014.
The Student Government Association hosts a conversation with President Kim on how students can define their own path to success, October 2014.
President Kim is featured on ABC 7’s Emmy-award winning program celebrating the city’s Asian-Pacific American community, May 2014.
President Kim gives his commencement address to the graduating class, May 2014.
Cinema Art + Science Chair Bruce Sheridan and President Kim share in a public debate on the merits of the film Skyfall, February 2014.
President Kim hosts a student-centered conversation on diversity and inclusion, January 2014.
President Kim gives his inaugural address, November 2013.
President Kim welcomes and addresses students at Convocation, September 2013.
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"Graduates—congratulations, you did it! Getting to this moment is a major accomplishment, and we honor the hard work, the tough choices, and the sacrifices which helped you get here today."
"My goal was to create a committee comprising individuals whose experience and expertise would ensure that a wide range of perspectives be brought to bear on the work of advancing diversity and inclusion at our institution."
"First and foremost, today is a celebration of your tenacity and determination to succeed. Your degrees announce to the world that you are capable of making a complex, multiyear commitment, sticking to it in the face of many challenges, and finishing what you start. That says a lot about the quality of your character."
"I want you to know that I’m very aware that we could not do any of this, we could not succeed, without the context of Chicago…But I also want to be bold enough to say to you that I happen to believe, after being here for not quite a year and a half, that Chicago needs Columbia College Chicago as well."
"Congratulations, graduates! Today we celebrate your achievement. We know that the fact of your graduation is not an accident, and we honor the accomplishments, the choices, and the sacrifices that helped you get here today."
"In these pages, I have made my best effort to summarize my thinking about Columbia College Chicago from the vantage point of ten months in the president’s office. My absolute belief in the value and potential of our college requires that I call out what I see and that I set the bar of expectation as high as I can. I believe our students deserve nothing less."
"My nine-month assessment of Columbia College Chicago is that at its core – at the most meaningful level of content, value, practice, interaction between faculty and students, student aspirations, and the progress that our students make towards those aspirations – I think we are doing very well, and in many cases extremely well."
"I have long been inspired by the words of a senior colleague who once advised me to ‘find a place where you can surface your courage.’ I know that I have found that place in Columbia College Chicago."
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