Office of the President
Asst. Prof. Dr. Sompan Wongdee, only the fifth President in Payap’s 40-year history, began her tenure on 1 June, 2014. Her long and distinguished career began in 1981, when she first came to Payap University as an instructor of music. Since then, Dr. Sompan has held various key positions within the university, including a successful term as Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Dr. Sompan Wongdee was born in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Music in 1979 from Payap University (First Class honors) and completed her Masters at the University of Nebraska Kearney (formerly Kearney State College), USA. She then returned to Thailand and completed her PhD in Higher Education at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
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