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2008.1104

Jerry Hsia of GIPA Begins to Speak for NTNU

<p>By Patty Wang<br /> Campus Reporter</p> <p>Graduate Institute of Performing Arts (GIPA) Associate Professor Jerry Hsia (夏學理) vowed to make a change while he took oath of his new position as the head of the Office of University Relations (OUR) today.</p> <p>&quot;I will need everybody&rsquo;s help to promote the positive image of the school,&rdquo; Hsia said.</p> <p>Hsia has become a major contributing faculty member for GIPA ever since his joining the institute in 2005.&nbsp; GIPA Director Susan Lin (林淑真) hated to see him switch gears but described him an &ldquo;important foundation&rdquo; for GIPA.</p> <p>&quot;We had to let him (Hsia) go since the president talked to us and hoped that Prof. Hsia would help him do something more important,&rdquo; Lin said.&nbsp; &ldquo;But, we still hope that he (Hsia) will return to our institute and continue to help us as soon as possible.&rdquo;</p> <p>Hsia said that he had been involved in media-related industry for 26 years and another seven years of administrative work on the campus, which made him a competitive candidate for the position as the head of OUR.</p> <p>President Gou Yih-shun (郭義雄) said he hoped that Hsia would take the lead of OUR to promote the school positively a lot more, so more people would also learn more about the campus.</p> <p>To begin with his new responsibilities, Hsia encouraged his fellow OUR staff members to update the public what is happening on the campus every day, with optimistic, professional attitude toward work.&nbsp; Hsia said that he will begin from himself.</p> <p>&quot;I will start it with me to make a change,&rdquo; Hsia said.</p>