Dr. Hoon Eng Khoo ’73 was recently featured in the Opinion & Ideas section of the The Chronicle of Higher Education. The Chronicle is a well-respected source of news for college and university faculty members and administrators.
Dr. Khoo, currently an associate professor of biochemistry at the National University of Singapore’s Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, served as the vice president for academic planning of the Asian University for Women from 2007 and the founding provost and acting vice chancellor from 2008 to 2010. In her letter to The Chronicle, titled U.S. Women’s Colleges Supported Asian U. for Women, Dr. Khoo talks about the progress and success of the Asian University for Women in Bangladesh.
The letter mentions that the University had “enthusiastic support from several women’s colleges, including Smith and Mount Holyoke. Smith and Mount Holyoke founded Women’s Education Worldwide, which the Asian University for Women was invited to join.”
Dr. Khoo concluded her letter by saying that “as an alumna and a member of the Board of Trustees of Smith, I know of the deep interest and continuing desire of Smith and other women’s colleges to help further women’s education around the world, especially in developing nations.”