Soyoung Lee Elected to NCFR Board of Directors

Soyoung Lee

SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA The National Council on Family Relations’ (NCFR) membership has elected Soyoung Lee, Ph.D., CFLE, as a new member-at-large on the NCFR Board of Directors. Dr. Lee is an associate professor of Family Science and human development at Montclair State University.

Dr. Lee has been an NCFR member for 18 years and has served on the board previously as its Students and New Professionals representative. She has also served NCFR as the chair of the Inclusion and Diversity Committee, and co-chair of the Korean Families Focus Group.

“My involvement in several leadership positions in NCFR has been a humbling and motivating experience for me – pushing me to become a better family professional,” Dr. Lee wrote in her candidate statement. “As a board member-at-large, I will devote myself to supporting NCFR to establish a sustainable, inclusive and socially-just infrastructure, where diverse family professionals can share expertise in research, teaching and practice.”

Dr. Lee and the other newly elected board members will assume their roles at the 2019 NCFR Annual Conference in Fort Worth, Texas, planned for Nov. 20-23.


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