Special Prayer Service for the Intentions of Dr. Kamol Kitsawad
(As Interim Representative of the President: 2015)
Assumption University’s community members comprising the University Council Chairman, AU President — Rector Magnificus, group of the St. Gabriel Brothers, top management members, administrators, AU Alumni Association President, faculty, staff, students and honorable guests fully joined in the special prayer services for God’s abundant blessings for Dr. Kamol Kitsawad in appreciation of his total devotion, whole-hearted sacrifice, service, overall achievements, contributions to the University and his crucial role as the Interim Representative of the President (2015).
Presided over by Rev. Bro. Dr. Amnuay Yoonprayong, Vice President for Moral Development Education, the blessed service took place on October 8, 2020 at the Chapel of the Annunciation, Hua Mak Campus, Assumption University.
Name – Surname
(In English): Dr. Kamol Kitsawad
(In Thai): ดร. กมล กิจสวัสดิ์
Code No. 240008
Employment Date: August 15, 1981
Working year up to date: 37 years 1 day (as of Aug. 15, 2019)
2013 Ph.D. (Education), University of Wollongong, Australia
1999 Certificate in Educational Administration, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
1990 M.Ed. (Higher Education), Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
1978 B.Ed. (Teaching English), Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
|2016 - 2019||Vice President for Policy, Planning and Quality Assurance, Assumption University and Director, Center for Excellence, Assumption University|
|2014 - 2016||Director, Office of the Vice President for Advancement, Assumption University|
|2015||Interim Representative of the President|
|2013 - 2016||Vice President for Advancement, Assumption University and Chief Information Officer, Assumption University|
|1981 - 2015||The University Registrar, Assumption University|
|1981 - 2013||Director, Office of the University Registrar, Assumption University|
|1980 - 1981||Vice Principal, St. Gabriel’s College|
|1979 - 1980||Manager, Catholic Teachers Association of Thailand|
|1972 - 1974||Teacher, St. Gabriel’s College|
Four Outstanding Awards
- Apr. 26, 2013
Academic Laurels and Palms 2013 Award (AU Senior Administrators who have rendered services for 25 years), Assumption University
Having joined Assumption University on August 15, 1981, Dr. Kamol Kitsawad has put in 32 years performing in different roles: as University Registrar, member of the Assumption University top management team, committee member on several university core and supportive activities, and as an entrepreneur in special business units for the institution.
On the account of his prior experience as teacher and Administrator with St. Gabriel's College and the Catholic Teachers Association of Thailand, combined with his academic specializations at Undergraduate, Master, Doctoral degree levels in Education, Certificate in Educational Administration from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium and Strategic Financial Management in Universities, UNESCO respectively,
Dr. Kamol Kitsawad has been presented with an Award for Outstanding Person for Academic Support by the Association of Private Higher Education Institutions of Thailand (APHEIT) in 1995, the St. Bernard Award for Special Merit, 1999, and St. Montfort's Award, 2009, by Assumption University.
Dr. Kitsawad has also received Four Royal Orders and Decorations for outstanding academicians in Thailand.
Dr. Kamol Kitsawad has consistently proved to be a caring and careful administrator handing the University's registration services and other functions as assigned by the university. During his tenure as a Registrar, he has seen student enrollments grow from 4,000 in 1981 to over 20,000 at the present time. Correlated with the expansion in student numbers has been the growth of the Office of the Registrar to currently about 50 full time staff. Based on Dr. Kitsawad's and his staff's aggressive overseas marketing strategies.
Assumption University International student representation has swollen to over 3,000 in 2013 and the university has been awarded the Thai Prime Minister's Award for the Highest Revenue realized through the exporting of Educational Services, in 2002 and 2009 respectively. Throughout his service years at Assumption University, Dr. Kamol Kitsawad has added value to the lives of his colleagues, students and other stakeholders with filial dedication and sense of purpose.
Dr. Kamol Kitsawad 's personal motto is: Challenges in life are best managed through humility, confidence, entrepreneurship and optimism.
- Dec. 24, 2009
St. Montfort Award : Illustrious Service Award, AU Awards for Excellence.
Having joined Assumption University on August 15, 1981, he has served for twenty-eight years as Director of the Office of the Registrar and as a University Registrar. From his prior experience as a teacher and an administrator with St. Gabriel’s College and the Catholic Teachers Association of Thailand, combined with his academic specializations at bachelor’s and master’s degree levels in Education from Chulalongkorn University in 1978 and 1990 respectively, he has been granted an Award for Outstanding Person for Academic Support by the Association of Private Higher Education Institutions of Thailand (APHEIT), and the St. Bernard Award for Special Merit by Assumption University.
He is a caring and careful administrator managing the University’s registration services. During his tenure as Registrar, he saw student enrollments swell from 4,000 in 1981 to over 22,000 at the present time. Correlated with the increase in student numbers has been the growth of the Office of the Registrar to currently about 50 full-time staff, from the mere three or four at the time he took over as a Director of the Office. While caring for the quality of service through education, he has stabilized the service quality factors in the Office of the Registrar to accommodate the demands of the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs.
The challenges of diverse scheduling, managing different program periods and numbers of sections offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels have not been beyond the capabilities of Dr. Kamol and his team to manage. These challenges, on the other hand, have created the inimitable opportunity for them to computerize the Registration and payment process and digitize the student data storage system into the best systems in the country and in the region.
The image of Assumption University has become enhanced through the role that he and his team play in assuring the smooth and qualitatively high academic support services through the Office of the Registrar.
As dependable as he is versatile as an administrator, Dr. Kamol has for the past many years also served as the Director of the University Office for Admissions, both locally and internationally. Based on his and his staff’s aggressive overseas marketing efforts, the Assumption University international student representation has swollen to 3,000 in 2009 and the university was awarded the Thai Prime Minister’s Award for the Highest Revenue realized through the exporting of Educational Services, in 2002 and 2009 respectively.
Displaying an unbiased and open minded tactics at all times, Dr. Kamol has the talent of meeting difficulties and challenges head-on and easing them through efficient management. These traits combine well with his managerial capabilities and patience in dealing with problems in the University and beyond, i.e. worldwide markets where Assumption University promotes its academic services.
Due to the depth of his contributions into making Assumption University well recognized for its quality education in and around Thailand, Assumption University is pleased to confer the St. Montfort Award for Illustrious Service on Dr. Kamol Kitsawad on this auspicious date of December 24, 2009.
- Dec. 24, 1999
St. Bernard Award : Special Merit Award, AU Awards for Excellence
He is Presented the St. Bernard's Award for special merit because of his long sustained and substantial dedication to the development of the Office of the Registrar which has long been invaluable to the University.
Under his leadership, progress in almost all phases of the operation have had measurable, noticeable, and substantial improvements. He has led the office from pencils and papers into the computer and information technology world. To mention a few of his achievements: the registration process can now be operated on-line. Moreover, the entry examination process is no longer restricted to Bangkok, thus enhancing our recruitment efforts.
Due to his efforts, the enrollment of foreign students has been on a steady increase. This is directly attributed to his proactive recruiting efforts. Special student selection procedures and processes have been set up in neighboring countries, such as, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Vietnam and elsewhere. Realizing that our neighbors may need some assistance, he has organized summer programs outside Thailand, beginning these programs with the People's Republic of China, and Myanmar. These programs help establish the University in the eyes of the non-Thais as a forward looking, caring place at which to study.
He was recognized by the Association of Private Higher Education Institutions of Thailand for the Outstanding Person for Academic Support. We now recognize his personal leadership and extraordinary efforts in helping Assumption University realize the goal of creating the first international University in Thailand.
Outstanding Person for Academic Supports (of the Private Higher Education Institutions of Thailand)