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Bobby Fong
Dr. Bobby Fong became President of Ursinus College in 2011. The son of Chinese immigrants, he grew up in Chinatown in Oakland, Calif. He earned a Ph.D. in English Literature from UCLA and is a renowned scholar of the works of Oscar Wilde. He was Dean at Hamilton College in N.Y., and spent 10 years as president of Butler University. Dr. Fong is past Chair of the Board of the Association of American Colleges and Universities and serves on the Presidents’ Council of the Association of Governing Boards and on the boards of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education, and the Lingnan University Foundation.

Entries by Bobby Fong

The College Experience Matters Long After College

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2014 | 11:41 AM

In this graduation season, parents and employers should take note of a recent poll that concludes students who have had superb faculty mentoring and experiential education will be most engaged in life and at work.

"Great Jobs, Great Lives," the 2014 Gallup-Purdue Index Report, is a study...

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Civic Engagement is an Essential Element of a College Education

(0) Comments | Posted March 14, 2014 | 4:43 PM

As college students mark spring break with fun in the sun, a group of Ursinus College students in the Bonner leaders program are building houses in ravaged Jamaica. Many students use spring vacation to go on service trips, and we are reminded that civic engagement is an essential element in...

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Liberally Educating China

(0) Comments | Posted September 19, 2013 | 1:06 PM

GUANGZHOU AND HONG KONG, China -- A recent trip to China, the country of my parents, was a journey not to the past, but to the future -- the future of higher education in China. At a time when the U.S. is questioning the value of a liberal arts education,...

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Don't Miss the College Forest for the Career Trees

(8) Comments | Posted July 25, 2012 | 10:33 AM

Now that the members of the college graduating class of 2016 are out of high school, what can we say to them as they anxiously await the next step in their educational journey?

As I told a group of students at an orientation this past June: Although most of you...

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