About Soongsil

SSU History

THE FIRST DR. WILLAM M. BAIRD

 (1897.10~1915.03)

Dr. Willam M. Baird was born in the state of Indiana in 1862.
He received his Ph.D in Philosophy in 1903, and his Ph.D in Theology in 1913 from Hanover College. In 1891, he was dispatched to Korea by the Northern Presbyterian Church of America and served as a missionary initially in the Youngnam province with his wife Annie Lowry. He chose Korea, the land of the morning calm, to spend his life preaching God’s word.

He moved to Pyongyang in 1897 and established ‘Soongsil Hakdang’,
an idealistic educational institution based on Christian principles. In 1906, Soongsil Hakdang developed into the first modern college in Korea and went on to become the first university as well. He taught the youth of Korea to cherish their dreams and to devote their lives a better future for their country. He was a servant of God who feared His word and was a genuine ‘Soongsilian’ who truly loved and served Korea and its people.

Soongsil College

1897~1970

1ST
PRESIDENT 1897.10~1915.03

DR. W. M. BAIRD

2ND
PRESIDENT 1915.4~1918.3

DR. R.O. REINER

3RD
PRESIDENT 1918.4~1928.9

DR. S.A. MOFFETT

4TH
PRESIDENT 1928.9~1936.3

DR. S.G. MCCUNE

5TH
PRESIDENT 1936.3~1938.3

DR. E.M. REINER

6TH
PRESIDENT 1954.5~1958.9

DR. KYUNG-JIC HAN

7TH
PRESIDENT 1958.9~1964.11

DR. SUNG-RAK KIM

8TH
PRESIDENT 1964.11~1966.12

DR. BYUNG-GAN KO

9TH
PRESIDENT 1967.2~1972.2

DR. HYUNG-NAM KIM

Soongjun University

1970~1987

1ST
PRESIDENT 1972.2~1973.1

DR. HYUNG-NAM KIM

2ND
PRESIDENT 1973.2~1977.2

DR. HAN-BIN KIM

3RD
PRESIDENT 1977.7~1981.7

DR. BUM-SEO KO

4TH
PRESIDENT 1982.1~1985.6

DR. SHIN-MYUNG KANG

5TH
PRESIDENT 1985.12~1987.2

DR. CHI-SUN KIM

Soongsil University

1987~present

5TH
PRESIDENT 1987.3~1989.2

DR. CHI-SUN KIM

6TH
PRESIDENT 1989.3~1993.2

DR. YO-HAN CHO

7TH
PRESIDENT 1993.3~1997.2

DR. SUNG-JIN KIM

8TH & 9TH
PRESIDENT 1997.3~2002.2

DR. YOUN-BAE UH

10TH
PRESIDENT 2002.3~2005.2

DR. JOONG LEE

11TH
PRESIDENT 2005.3~2009.2

DR. HYO-GAE LEE

12TH
PRESIDENT 2009.3~2013.1

DR. DAE-KEUN KIM

13TH
PRESIDENT 2013.2~2017.1

DR. HERN-SOO HAHN

14TH
PRESIDENT 2017.2~PRESENT

DR. JUN-SEONG HWANG