Who's Who in the Malaysian Education Industry
Dr. Wang Yoon Yah
Principal and Chief Executive Officer
Han Chiang University College of Communication
Dr Wang Yoon Yah has been the Principal and CEO of Han Chiang College since its formation in 1999, and she is responsible for raising the status of the College to its present level by building on the tradition of excellence that the Han Chiang name is associated with. The College attained a 5-Star rating in the Malaysian Quality Evaluation System for Private Colleges (MyQuest) 2012/2013 by the Ministry of Education and to date, 85% of the programmes offered by the College are fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency.
Under the guidance of Wang, Han Chiang College is distinctive because it provides holistic education that is not only affordable but also responsive to the needs of the students and expectations of the industries. Its programmes are forward-looking and career-oriented and classroom teaching is always complemented with real-life projects as the College is always in close liaison with the corporate sector, be it in communications, business, information technology or multimedia. Hands-on learning experience is central to Han Chiang’s approach as it helps students develop skills to meet the needs of the industries. In addition, the work placement prepares students for the corporate world and gives them an edge in the job market.
Wang’s strong academic credentials have seen her appointed to and assume many jobs and responsibilities in the Malaysian education sector. She was a lecturer at Universiti Sains Malaysia (1975-1999) and the English Language Programme Chairperson (1981-1998). She was also the coordinator of several collaborative projects on English Language courses with the British Council.
Wang has also acted as supervisor and internal examiner of master’s degree candidates.