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Introducing New Intercultural Studies Chair

by Sarah Cushing - Office of Marketing | Sep 30, 2015
David Kim
As the semester continues, University of Valley Forge’s (UVF) Department of Intercultural Studies settles in with its new department chair, Rev. David Kim ‘97.  
 
Knowing his many academic and entrepreneurial accomplishments, the university contacted Kim, an alumnus and former Board of Trustees member, to lead the Department of Intercultural Studies. As department chair, Kim will focus on curriculum development, lead the department in setting and meeting goals, connecting with the faculty and students, as well as teach a number of classes. 
 
Kim graduated from UVF with a Bachelor of Science degree in Bible. He holds a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey, and became ordained in 2004. He has vast experience in academic and church leadership in the Northeast and overseas. In ministry, he has served as an associate and lead pastor and also a church planter for two culturally and ethnically diverse churches in New York. Overseas, he established a non-profit sponsorship program for more than 150 children in Nicaragua and Cambodia. In Nacaragua, he also founded a state-of-the-art private school in 2005. He also served as a UVF Board of Trustees member from 2009–2011. UVF is excited to see how he will incorporate his entrepreneurial skills, leadership experience and multicultural vision in his department role.