Social work alumnus receives Distinguished Leadership Award
The University of Minnesota's Office of International Programs named Ngoh-Tiong Tan (Ph.D., Social Work, '88) as a recipient of the Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals. The award is for alumni, former students, and friends of the University who have distinguished themselves in their post-university work as leaders in their professional careers.
Tan is a leading social work scholar in the Asia-Pacific region. Since his return to Singapore in 1988, he has held a tenured faculty position at two Singaporean universities and one American university as well as numerous leadership positions in Asian and international social work organizations. He is currently the dean of the School of Human Development and Social Services at Singapore Institute of Management University in Singapore. Read more about Tan's career and see his story in Connect.