Tai Yong TANPresident and Professor of Humanities, Yale-NUS College
Prior to becoming president, he served as the College’s Executive Vice President overseeing the academic and co-curricular aspects of the liberal arts experience at Yale-NUS College, including all faculty matters and academic affairs.
President Tan was previously the Vice-Provost at the National University, in charge of student matters and residential living. He served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and was concurrently Director of the Institute of South Asian Studies. An active member of the community, President Tan serves on numerous boards of various organizations. These include the National Heritage Board, the Indian Heritage Centre’s Advisory Board, the Board of Trustees of ISEAS-the Yusof Ishak Institute and the Management Board of the Institute of South Asian Studies. He is also the Honorary Chairman of the National Museum of Singapore and a member of the Singapore Bicentennial Advisory Panel.