Book Signing for Keith Soon Kim

Book Signing for Keith Soon Kim
Alumnus Keith Soon Kim will be at Kellogg West on March 12 to sign his autobiography.

From first generation Korean immigrant to Samsung Electronics executive, Keith Soon Kim has quite a story to tell in his autobiography PAR 50/70: 50 Years in America, 70 Years on Earth.

An alumnus of Cal Poly Pomona, Kim will have a book signing at the university on Monday, March 12, from noon to 2:30 p.m. in the Kellogg West Conference Center's Valley Vista Room. Each book is $20 and $15 for students. Proceeds from the event will benefit the College of Science.

Born in Korea, Kim escaped the threat of communism and made his way to California. He received his degree in mathematics at Cal Poly Pomona in 1962 before forging a prestigious career in the electronics industry. His strong university connection began during his undergraduate years, leaving a lasting impression that has helped him understand the importance of supporting students as a donor today.

After completing the electronic engineering graduate program at UCLA, Kim began working as a digital computer design engineer for National Cash Register. Kim subsequently began a career spanning more than three decades with Xerox Corporation, advancing from project manager to manager of reliability. Just as he prepared for retirement, he was avidly recruited by Samsung Electronics Co. in Korea. Kim put off his retirement plans for another five years, joining Samsung as executive vice president of corporate quality.

Kim was named a Cal Poly Pomona Distinguished Alumnus in 2005.

For more information, call (909) 869-5070.