The award recognizes an individual who lives and works outside of the U.S. and has made a demonstrated impact in their career and community
As a number of extraordinary alumni were honored as part of UC San Diego’s 44th Annual Alumni Awards Celebration on May 12, a name familiar to many in our community may have stood out: Scott Park, who graduated from the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS) in 1990, was selected as the winner of the university’s International Alumni Award.
Park was appointed CEO of Doosan Bobcat in 2013 and is responsible for overseeing all business operations at the company, which is a global leader in the construction equipment industry.
Though Park has a number of professional accomplishments, he is a philanthropist at heart. One project he instituted during his tenure at Doosan Bobcat, he launched the Doosan Day of Caring, a day when the entire company takes part in community service projects.
“I have a firm belief that we need to give back to the communities we work in, we live in, and that have given us so much,” Park said.
Park is an active alumnus and has been a member of the International Advisory Board at GPS since 2015. That same year, he was also honored as the GPS Alumni of the Year.
“Scott exemplifies the best qualities of our extraordinary alumni — he is an industry leader, with extensive global experience, who brings his time, energy and knowledge to serve his community,” said GPS Dean Caroline Freund. “It’s wonderful to see his incredible work acknowledged at the university level alongside a number of other worthy UC San Diego graduates.”
Park said it was an incredible honor to be recognized by UC San Diego.
“I’m humbled by such an award and hope that it encourages many to make a difference,” Park said. “It always begins with one action, one step, one brick to start building something amazing.”