Josephine Yung

Vice President Emeritus, International Programs and Development

Main (Lacey)
M. education, University of Washington; B.A. english, University of Hong Kong
Office of International Programs and Development

Old Main 430
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503


Josephine Yung serves as the vice president of international programs and development at Saint Martin’s University. In her position, she directs the Office of International Programs and Development (OIPD), and provides vision and leadership to the campus community in areas pertaining to international education and intercultural exchange.

Yung is responsible for developing international partnerships, generating campus-wide support of international/intercultural initiatives, promoting studying abroad, and obtaining funding and grants to support international development activities. She was a member of former Washington State Governor Gary Lock’s International Trade Mission to China in 1997. She was selected by the Daily Olympian in 1998 as a leader in international education in the "Leadership 2000" and one of the 50 women honored by the Washington Women Task Force in 1998 in the "Living the Legacy: A Salute to Washington Women" for her role in promoting international understanding. She was a member of Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen’s Trade Mission to Taiwan and Thailand in 2005 and a member of Governor Christine Gregoire’s Trade Mission to Korea and Taiwan in 2006.

Yung joined the Saint Martin’s community in 1983 as the director of international programs. She was appointed as the dean of international education in 2006 and associate vice president of international programs in 2008. She assumed the current position in 2010. She holds a Master of Education degree from University of Washington in ESL and bilingual education and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from University of Hong Kong.