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Governor Larry Hogan Receives Honorary Ph.D from Hanyang University

University of Maryland, Hanyang Sign Memorandum of Cooperation

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – Governor Larry Hogan on Saturday received an honorary doctorate in political science and delivered brief remarks at Hanyang University, a private research university in Seoul. The governor’s honorary degree was presented by Hanyang University President Young Moo Lee, as well as Dean of Academic Affairs Seong-Je Kim, Dean of Graduate School Byung-Ho Rhee, and Associate Dean of Seoul Graduate School Jong-Won Seo.

“I am extremely grateful to President Young Moo Lee, as well as the entire Hanyang University community for this tremendous honor. I am very proud to be an official ‘Hanyangian,’” said Governor Hogan. “This is an experience I will certainly never forget. I sincerely thank the Hanyang community for this distinction.”

First Lady Yumi Hogan, Secretary of State John Wobensmith, Secretary of Transportation Pete Rahn, Special Secretary of the Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs Jimmy Rhee, Deputy Secretary of Business and Economic Development Ben Wu, University of Maryland President Wallace Loh, and University of Maryland Baltimore President Jay Perman were also in attendance.

In addition to presenting governor Hogan with an honorary doctorate, Hanyang University signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the University of Maryland. The agreement will increase communication and cooperation between the two schools.

Governor Hogan and his team began a 12-day trade mission to Korea, China, and Japan on May 26. The goal of the trade mission is to strengthen economic development ties with the region and foster positive relations between the Hogan administration and key Asian officials and business leaders.


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