Alum Elected President of Hanil University and Theological Seminary

Duck-ho Oh (Ph.D.'96) was elected as the new president of Hanil University and Theological Seminary in Junju, Korea by the board of trustees on September 27, 2012.


The fifth president of the seminary, the Rev. Dr. Oh is a graduate of Seoul National University (B.S. in Nuclear Engineering). He received his M.Div. and Th.M. degrees from Presbyterian College and Theological Seminary in Seoul; he studied for his STM degree at Boston University; and in 1996, received his Ph.D. in New Testament from Union Theological Seminary (now Union Presbyterian Seminary).


Oh served as professor at Ho Nam Theological Seminary in Gwangju from 1986 until 2002. In 2002, he was called to serve as pastor of Susuk Presbyterian Church in Gwangju, Korea. His installation service will be held at the University on November 8, 2012. Dr. Syngman Rhee, special assistant to the president for global ministry and advancement, will be in attendance bringing greetings and congratulations from President Brian K. Blount.