The Florida State University (FSU) Department of Art Education would like to send its warmest thanks to Dr. Saejune Kim, an FSU alumnus, for his visit to the university. Dr. Kim earned his Masters degree in 2000 from FSU, as well as a PhD in Art Education with a specialization in Arts Administration in Spring of 2003. While attending FSU, Charles Don was Dr. Kim’s major professor.
Currently, Dr. Kim is a professor at Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul, South Korea, a member of the chair division of culture and tourism, and the director for the center of arts and culture management.
Last week, Dr. Saejune Kim was invited to Dr. Pat Villeneuve’s Leading the Arts Organization class at FSU to lecture about his work in the field of Arts Administration. His presentation was on Diversity or Authority. He claimed, “Many people think diversity is good. But how much is too much? People want diversity but only for themselves.” He told the class that as future Arts Administrators, it is their job to advocate for the greater good, get in touch with the community’s needs, and meet the public in their element. In other words, Arts Administrators need to implement what they think the public needs in order to facilitate community development, which ultimately starts with the public’s wants and desires.
When asked about Dr. Kim’s visit, Dr. Pat Villeneuve exclaimed, “It was so nice to see Saejune Kim again and get news about all of our alums in Korea.”
Dr. Antonio Cuyler also stated, “We were fortunate to have a distinguished alumni such as Dr. Kim visit with us. We are proud of his accomplishments. As the host for the 2016 International Conference on Cultural Policy Research, I look forward to exploring potential research collaborations with him.”
The FSU Department of Art Education as a whole appreciates Dr. Kim’s visit and looks forward to future appearances and success stories from other alumni.