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Title Sogang University appointed Priest Park Moon-soo as the 18th Chairman of the foundation
Writer sogpr Date 2016-08-26 Views 469

 

Sogang University appointed Priest Park Moon-soo

as the 18th Chairman of the foundation

 

 

Sogang University educational foundation board of directors elected Priest Park Moon-soo(Society of Jesus priest) as the 18th Chairman of the foundation by mutual votes on Tuesday, August 16, 2016.

 

Priest Park Moon-soo (Fr. Francis Xavier Buchmeier) is from the United States, he joined the Catholic Society of Jesus in 1960 and was ordained as a priest in 1973. He majored in Philosophy from Spring Hills University and received doctoral degree in Sociology from Hawaii State University. He was appointed as a Sociology professor at Sogang University from September 1979 to January 1999 and after the retirement he was invited as an emeritus professor at Sogang University. Priest Park Moon-soo was nationalized as a Korean citizen in 1985 and from February 1999 to February 2014 served as the Chairman of the foundation at Sogang University also in July 2016 reappointed as the Chairman of the foundation.

 

He took interest in the life of the neglected class of people and social movement of the city so he published various books and thesis related to this topic. Priest Park Moon-soo was positioned as the director of Solidarity for Human Rights Research Center of Society of Jesus and he is trying hard to improve the life of the workers and immigrant workers also create sustainable regional society and enhancement of social justice. Since 2007, he was appointed as the Facilitator of the Vatican and carrying out its related works.