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The team @ Office of Alumni Relations

 

Angela Kwok
Assistant Manager, Event Management and Alumni Engagement
email: angelakwok@smu.edu.sg

Areas of responsibility in OAR: 

  • Events Management for OAR's signature events
  • Overseas Alumni (Admin Matters)
  • Alumni Privilege Programme
  • 5th Year Class Reunion

In her previous organisations, Angela was involved in Business Development, Information Technology and Marketing. She also brings to the team her experience in events management through her volunteering experiences. 

 

 

Vincent Tan
Assistant Manager, Student and Alumni Engagement
email: mwtan@smu.edu.sg

Areas of responsibility in OAR:

  • Interest-Based Alumni Groups & Events
  • SMU Interaction Nights
  • Student Engagement (Years 1-3)
  • SMUAA Events

Vincent started his career in a public transport company overseeing the community relations and outreach efforts. He moved on to work in the social service sector. Before joining OAR, Vincent was with the SMU Lee Kong Chian School of Business (LKCSB) responsible for postgraduate admissions. 

 

 

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Eileen Choo
Senior Assistant Manager, Office Administration and Finance
email: eileenchoo@smu.edu.sg

Areas of responsibility in OAR:

  • Finance and Administration
  • Event Support
  • Work-Study Grant Students Management

Prior to SMU, Eileen was in the cruise industry with a finance portfolio for eight years.

 

 

Ivy Wong
Senior Assistant Manager, Event and Operations Management
email: ivywong@smu.edu.sg

Areas of responsibility in OAR:

  • SMUAA Operations and Event Management
  • SMUAA Matters and Administration Support
  • SMUAA Membership Benefits
  • Marcomm Design and Support

Ivy is an alumna of SMU, where she graduated from the Lee Kong Chian School of Business with majors in Corporate Communication and Operations. Prior to joining the Office of Alumni Relations, she was part of the University Events team in SMU’s Office of Corporate Communications and Marketing.

Chan Chew Seng
Senior Manager, Data Administration and IT Management
email: cschan@smu.edu.sg

Areas of responsibility in OAR: 

  • Data Administration
  • Analytics and Engagement Metrics
  • IT Management

Before joining OAR, Chew Seng was with the Integrated Information Technology Services (IITS) in SMU. Prior to joining SMU, Chew Seng had worked with several MNCs in manufacturing, oil & gas, banking industry and in the last five years with the Education sector.

 

 

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Jason Tan
Senior Manager, Student and Alumni Engagement
email: jasonkktan@smu.edu.sg

Areas of responsibility in OAR:

  • SOL, SOSS, SOE, SIS Alumni Engagement and Groups
  • Class Alumni Representatives 
  • Senior / Final Year Engagement Programme IC
  • Alumni Welcome Night
  • 10th Year Class Reunion

An extension of his previous role as a student affairs practitioner for eight years at the National University of Singapore, Jason joined in March 2017 and brings to the team his experience and insights in community engagement and development.

 

Jocelyn Thng
Senior Manager, Student and Alumni Engagement
email: jocelynthng@smu.edu.sg

Areas of responsibility in OAR:

  • LKCSB and SOA Alumni Engagement and Groups
  • Class Alumni Representatives IC 
  • PG Alumni Engagement and Groups
  • Alumni Ambassadors
  • Affinity-Based Alumni Groups & Events
  • Senior / Final Year Engagement Programme
  • Alumni Welcome Night

Jocelyn was previously from NTU Development Office where her focus was in managing the phonathon programme and annual giving campaigns.

Jeanine Chen
Assistant Director, Alumni Professional Development and Industry Engagement
email: jeaninechen@smu.edu.sg

Areas of responsibility in OAR:

  • SMU Industry Nights
  • Alumni Careers
  • Professional Development Programme
  • Industry Engagement and Partnerships
  • Company and Industry Alumni Groups 
  • Job Portal and Career Resources

Prior to joining SMU, Jeanine worked in the arena of global marketing for an MNC in the technology sector. She has worked in both private and public education sectors, most significantly in alumni work at the NUS Business School, where she was a founding member of the Global Alumni Network Office.

 

 

Sam Wu
Assistant Director, International Alumni & Marketing Communications
email: samwu@smu.edu.sg

Areas of responsibility in OAR:

  • Overseas Alumni Chapters
  • International Advisory Councils
  • Branding & Strategic Communications
  • OAR Webmaster
  • Social Media 
  • Monthly E-Newsletter SMU CIRCLE
  • Collaterals eg. Annual Report

Sam taught English and Marketing Communications in City University of Hong Kong, where he also oversaw student development and internationalisation matters (internships, exchange programmes, & study missions) at college and departmental levels. After 10 years in Hong Kong, he joined SMU’s (then) Office of Global Learning (now International Office) for three years, creating and running the SMU Global Summer Programme, as well as being in charge of all inbound and outbound short-term programmes.

Adeline Bek
Associate Director, Programmes and Partnerships
email: adelinebek@smu.edu.sg

Adeline’s role is to forge partnerships (SMU, Schools & Ext), strategise, lead and manage the team in the following areas:  

  • PG & UG Student and Alumni Engagement
  • Volunteer Management
  • PG, Affinity, School Chapters & AGs, Alumni leaders and Events
  • Alumni Ambassadors
  • Class Alumni Reps Programme
  • Oversight of Class Reunions
  • Overseas Alumni (Chapters, Associate)
  • Database, IT Systems and Analytics
  • OAR’s Major Events
  • Senior Year Engagement Programme

Adeline’s career experience spanned the private, public and non-profit sectors. She previously headed teams at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Office of Alumni Relations, Home Nursing Foundation and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), Asia-Pacific.

Andrew Tam
Associate Director, Alumni Engagement and Outreach
email: andrewtam@smu.edu.sg

 

Andrew's role is to forge partnerships (SMU, SMUAA & Ext), strategise, lead and manage the team in the following areas:

  • PG & UG Student and Alumni Engagement
  • Volunteer Management
  • Oversight of Interaction Nights
  • Oversight of Industry Nights
  • Interest Groups and Alumni leaders
  • Alumni and Student Mentoring
  • Oversight -Alumni Career Management
  • Oversight -Professional DevtProg
  • Company & Industry Alumni Groups
  • Oversight of SMUAA
  • Oversight of Alumni space at Basement

Andrew is a familiar face to SMU, having worked in the Office of Student Life from 2003 to 2015 where he developed SMU’s sailing programme from scratch to one that is recognised across the region. As one of the pioneer staff, he also set up the Freshmen Team Building (FTB), SMU’s Patron Day and created the SMU’s Art Festival when SMU was located in Bukit Timah Campus. Andrew was with the Singapore Sailing Federation as its Chief Executive for two years before returning to SMU. 

Associate Professor Low Aik Meng 
Director
email: amlow@smu.edu.sg

Associate Professor Low Aik Meng is one of the first three employees of SMU, when he joined the start-up team on 1 April 1998 to plan for the university's formation. When SMU was established in 2000, he became the founding Dean of Students. His previous academic experience included 12 years at NUS where he was Vice-Dean at the School of Accountancy and Business; and another 12 years from 1986 to 1998 at NTU where he was Vice-Dean of the Nanyang Business School. He was also the founding Director of the Nanyang MBA Programme which he helmed from 1991 till 1998, when he left to join the SMU start-up team.

After stepping down as Dean of Students on 1 July 2011, he resumed his teaching duties at SMU's School of Accountancy which included two overseas study missions annually for students. He considers his work in the Office of Alumni Relations as an extension of his previous role as Dean of Students. He and his team will reach out to and engage alumni, with the aim of building strong alumni networks and fostering lifelong relationships between SMU graduates and their alma mater.

 

Last updated on 13 Oct 2017 .