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Siree Chaiseri

'87 M.S. and '92 Ph.D. Food Science

Chaiseri received her master's and doctoral degrees in food science from Penn State in 1987 and 1992, respectively. Since 2012, she has been the vice president for academic affairs at Kasetsart University in Bangkok, one of the leading agricultural universities in Asia.

Chaiseri began her career as a lecturer in Kasetsart University's Department of Food Science and Technology in 1992. She later became one of the youngest deans in the university's history, serving eight years as dean of the Faculty of Agro-Industry.

During her term as dean, the university transformed from a teaching-oriented institute to a research-oriented one. She contributed to strengthening the university's connections with businesses and industries around the world, making it the most prominent food science institution in Thailand.

Chaiseri previously served as the director of the Center of Advanced Studies of Agriculture and Food. She also has served as president of the Agro-Industry Academic Council and was a member of international organizations, such as the International Consortium Committee, the Institute of Technology of Cambodia and the Food and Fertilizer Technology Center for the Asian and Pacific Region.

Chaiseri initiated collaborations between Penn State and Kasetsart through student exchange programs and by bringing guest speakers from Penn State to the Thai university.