Dean Peter Henry Visits Asia to Meet with Stern Community in Singapore, Taipei and Hong Kong

With NYU Stern alumni living all over the world, Dean Peter Henry takes the opportunity to visit with the Stern community outside of New York City whenever he can. Recently, he connected with the Stern community in Asia, visiting Singapore, Taiwan and China. These gatherings were a chance for Dean Henry to share updates from Stern and the University, including highlights such as NYU’s new president, Andrew Hamilton, whose tenure began in January 2016, and NYU’s record number of 60,000 applications.  

In Singapore, Dean Henry joined Stern alumni, current students and parents for a reception at the St. Regis Singapore. The group of 70 attendees also included current MBA students visiting Singapore as part of a “Doing Business in” course, as well as former Stern professor Bernard Yeung, now serving as dean of the National University of Singapore. Dean Henry shared several pride points from the school and updates on new research centers and initiatives. He expressed appreciation for Stern’s authentic and unique community and its desire to connect in meaningful ways, and thanked alumni for their generous and ongoing support.

In Taipei, Taiwan, nearly 100 students, parents and alumni from across NYU gathered at Le Méridien Taipei. The event marked the transition in leadership of the NYU Alumni Club in Taiwan from Philip Fang (Law ‘84), who has served as President for the last four years, to Andre Koo (MBA ‘94). Mr. Koo, who is a member of Stern’s Board of Overseers and a generous supporter of the School, will lead the club going forward. The NYU Alumni Club in Taiwan joins the NYU global alumni network as an official member of the Pan-Asia Alumni Association. Mr. Fang thanked the alumni and their families who have supported the group throughout the years, and welcomed Mr. Koo, who looks forward to continuing the club’s exciting work in the years to come.  

In Hong Kong, NYU Stern and NYU Law co-hosted an event where Dean Henry and Dean Trevor Morrison welcomed nearly 90 alumni, parents and current students from both schools at The Four Seasons Hotel for a reception.  Dean Morrison spotlighted NYU Law’s collaborations with Stern, including its JD/MBA dual degree, Pollack Center for Law and Business and the Law and Business Initiative, as well as the U.S.-Asia Law Institute’s efforts to research and better understand international law. Dean Henry shared updates from the University, highlighting Stern’s goal of increased accessibility for students, regardless of their financial circumstances.

Dean Henry’s visit to Asia allowed him to express gratitude and appreciation for the support of Stern alumni worldwide. These types of events are especially important in strengthening and celebrating NYU’s global network, which spans six continents.