Assoc Prof Dr Irene Tan, the Principal of SEGi College Subang Jaya, is a distinguished academic leader with an expansive educational background. Graduating with honours from the University of Malaya, she furthered her expertise with a post-graduate Diploma in Education (TESL). Pursuing advanced degrees at the University of Northern Iowa, USA, Dr. Irene achieved an M.A. in TESOL and M.A.E. in Educational Psychology, culminating in a Doctorate in Educational Leadership.
With roles including Head of Department and Dean, Pro Vice Chancellor of Student Experience and Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic, Dr Irene Tan is a life member of Qualitative Research Association Malaysia, contributing significantly to qualitative methodology. Additionally, she is a life member of the Malaysian Society for Higher Education Policy and Research Development. Her research spans teaching and learning, internationalising higher education, comparative education, student development, and leadership. Actively engaged in community support, she exemplifies dedication to academic staff development.
Being the Principal of SEGi College Subang Jaya, Dr Irene Tan’s leadership is marked by a commitment to innovation. A firm believer in globalisation and internationalisation, she envisions SEGi’s students connecting with the world and the world with SEGi. Embracing the philosophy of lifelong learning, she is currently pursuing a master’s in counselling, complementing her impressive academic qualifications. Dr Irene Tan is poised to guide SEGi College Subang Jaya towards new heights of educational excellence, embodying a vision that transcends borders and fosters a culture of continuous learning.