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NAU President Jose Luis Cruz Rivera Releases Statement On The Death Of School Of Forestry Director Yeon-Su Kim

Northern Arizona University president Jose Luis Cruz Rivera has released a statement regarding the death of NAU School of Forestry executive director and professor Yeon-Su Kim. He says “Yeon-Su was an invaluable faculty member in the School of Forestry and esteemed academic leader who joined NAU in September of 1998 and has served as the school’s executive director since July 2021. Her accomplishments and contributions to her academic discipline, our university’s mission, and the broader community were many.” He added that after meeting Yeon-Su for the first time, “I walked away impressed by her love of NAU, passion for our mission, and devotion to advancing the well-being of our university’s community.” Kim was found Sunday off the Mexican coast after kayaking near Rocky Point, Mexico Thanksgiving day. Her husband, Corey, remains missing.

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