Dr. Paul Kyo Jhin

Executive Director

Dr. Paul Kyo Jhin is the CEO of the Global Initiative on Computers for Schools (GICS). This initiative is to "Provide 500,000 Computers for 10,000 Schools for 33,000,000 Students in 60 Countries." Dr. Jhin was the Director of Peace Corps' Special Initiatives, 2007-2009. In this position, Jhin was the Peace Corps' liaison to the Department of State's Inter-Agency Working Group, White House Initiative on Digital Freedom Initiative, and the United Nations Secretary-General's Office. During 2002-2007, he served as the Director of Office of Planning, Policy, and Analysis at the Peace Corps. Prior to the Peace Corps appointment, he served as the Director of the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging, Los Angeles (NAPCA, LA), and served as Commissioner of the California Postsecondary Education Commission. During 1990-1993. During 1983-1990, Dr. Jhin served as Assistant Superintendent for Educational Technology in the District of Columbia Public School system. Prior to that, he was the Director of Special Projects at the U.S. Department of Education. He was appointed to head various projects by President Gerald Ford, President Ronald Regan, President George Bush Sr. and President George Bush Jr.

Dr. Jhin's many achievements have been recognized at the international and national levels and he has numerous significant honors including "Who's Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges" and "Outstanding Young Men of America". He also received "Kukmin-Hunchang Dongpaik-Chang", highest civilian award from the Korean government. He also received the prestigious "Distinguished Service Award" from the Federal Council of Asian Pacific Americans.