Sakthip Krairiksh '67 is the former Thai ambassador to the United States. Krairiksh began his career as a civil servant in 1971 at the Ministry of Interior. From 1979 to 2004, he served as a Diplomat in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he held various positions, including Secretary to the Minister, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy in Washington, DC, Director-General, Protocol Department, Director- General, Information Department, Spokesman of the Foreign Ministry, and Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia, Japan and the United States. He was an Advisor to the Prime Minister in 2004 and from 2004 to September 2007 the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and Sports.
Krairiksh holds a BA of Political Science from Boston University and has attended the National Defense College. He also holds an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Soka University in Japan. He has received various Royal Thai and foreign decorations, such as the Knight Grand Cordon (Special Class) of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand, the Knight Grand Cordon (Special Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant, the Grand Companion (Second Class, lower grade) of the Most Illustrious Order of Chula Chom Klao, the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Star and the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun. He is currently a Chairman of the University Council at the Rajamangala University of Technology Krungthep, and serving as an Independent Director of Thai Beverage Public Company Limited.
Sponsored by the Robert ’53 and MeiLi Hefner Foundation and offered here at Webb to two current students, The Hefner Initiative aims to foster a close and positive relationship between the people of China and the US. This extraordinary 12-day summer program includes travel this year to Beijing and Suzhou—allowing for living/learning opportunities with host students and families.
Shyam Arya '18 and Ellie Canty '18 have been accepted to present a poster at the National American Chemical Society conference in New Orleans in March 2019--an extremely rare honor for high school students.
It’s November 2nd and the College Guidance office is quiet this morning—nothing like the last few days when countless numbers of panicked seniors were popping in to get their essays looked at one last time before pressing “submit.”