March 28, 2002 - Digital Chosun: Korean American Gets Top Job in US Peace Corps

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Korean American Gets Top Job in US Peace Corps

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Korean American Gets Top Job in US Peace Corps

Korean American Paul Jin, the chairman of the National Federation of Asian Pacific American Republicans, has been appointed to the director of the Planning and Policy Analysis Bureau of the Peace Corps, the third highest position in the organization and deputy secretary level.

Jin said Tuesday that he is honored to participate in the America's state project helping developing countries, and he will double the size of the group from its current 7,500 participants to 15,000. He added he will work for the digitization of developing countries to bring up their IT level through computer distribution and education.

An active campaign manager for Republican presidential candidates for decades, including Ronald Reagan, George Bush, George W. Bush and Bob Dole, Jin worked as senior aid to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs during the previous Bush administration, and participated in designing the current Bush's education policy during the 2000 presidential election.

Jin emigrated to the States in 1955 and received a master's degree in international politics and a doctorate degree in maths. He is the author of elementary school maths textbooks. An education expert, Jin was selected as one of the "four outstanding young educators of America" by the American Youth Chamber of Commerce in 1969, and contributed in the conclusion of the Korea-US Education Exchange Agreement in the early 80's.

(From Washington, Ju Yong-jung,

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