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Retirement of Dr. George Hsieh

It is with mixed feelings that we announce the retirement of our beloved President Dr. George Hsieh starting today September 1, 2015. It is truly impossible to sum up Dr. Hsieh’s dedication to and achievements for Northwestern Polytechnic University. Dr. Hsieh began his presidency in 1991 when the student population was only 16. During his tenure, Dr. Hsieh brought countless new ideas to the educational world and achieved pioneering success in creating and growing a university continuously dedicated to the needs of its students in a rapidly evolving society. Dr. Hsieh’s energy and positive outlook was infectious and inspired faculty, staff, and most importantly, students to work hard and seek success. His philosophy and positive attitude helped in the tremendous success and growth of NPU. Dr. Hsieh has long desired to focus on international work, travel and home life. After having devoted 30 years of his life to running the university, he wished to quietly transition to this new phase of his life’s ambitions. ...

It is with mixed feelings that we announce the retirement of our beloved President Dr. George Hsieh starting today September 1, 2015.

It is truly impossible to sum up Dr. Hsieh’s dedication to and achievements for Northwestern Polytechnic University. Dr. Hsieh began his presidency in 1991 when the student population was only 16. During his tenure, Dr. Hsieh brought countless new ideas to the educational world and achieved pioneering success in creating and growing a university continuously dedicated to the needs of its students in a rapidly evolving society. Dr. Hsieh’s energy and positive outlook was infectious and inspired faculty, staff, and most importantly, students to work hard and seek success. His philosophy and positive attitude helped in the tremendous success and growth of NPU.

Dr. Hsieh has long desired to focus on international work, travel and home life. After having devoted 30 years of his life to running the university, he wished to quietly transition to this new phase of his life’s ambitions.

We will forever remain grateful to Dr. Hsieh for his service, absent which NPU might not be standing today. We wish Dr. Hsieh further success in his new endeavors.

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Appointment of New President of NPU

With the retirement of Dr. George Hsieh, NPU is pleased to announce Peter Hsieh as its new President. Mr. Hsieh brings nearly 20 years ...

With the retirement of Dr. George Hsieh, Northwestern Polytechnic University is pleased to announce Peter Hsieh as its new President. Mr. Hsieh brings nearly 20 years of private and public corporate and educational experience to this role, including acting as NPU’s Executive Vice President and CFOO for the last 18 months and as NPU’s General Counsel since 2009. Prior to NPU, Mr. Hsieh worked as a leading corporate and intellectual property attorney for 17 years, including most recently as Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officer of Knowles Electronics, a large international company. Before Knowles, Mr. Hsieh worked for public and private companies and large, international law firms. He obtained his JD from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, with a Full Boalt Hall Fellowship, and his BS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, with High Honors and as a Regents & Chancellors Scholar, from The University of California, Berkeley.

During his tenure as NPU’s EVP and CFOO before becoming president, Mr. Hsieh implemented numerous groundbreaking processes and quality improvements as the student population more than tripled in size to over 6000 students.

We believe that Mr. Hsieh will serve our presidency well and we hope for further great success.

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