U Ba Win
Vice President of Early College Policies and Programs
Expertise: Early college; education for the gifted; study abroad
Currently U Ba Win serves as Vice President of Early College Policies and Programs for the Bard College system, which includes Bard College at Simon’s Rock and Bard High School Early College. Ba Win, along with faculty member and former Dean of Academic Affairs Patricia Sharpe, is one of the founding staff members of Bard High School Early College, a collaboration between New York City’s Board of Education and Bard College. They are both currently consulting with colleges and public school systems around the country on opening early colleges. Ba Win has been the advisor for the many international students who come to the U.S. to study at Simon’s Rock. Along with his wife, Judith Win, the Director of Counseling at Simon’s Rock, Ba Win directed Crossroads International, a nonprofit organization that planned educational programs for young people. He continued his commitment to exposing U.S. students to the larger world, through leading a number of trips abroad with the Simon’s Rock community: in 1991 he organized and led a January Intersession arts program in Bali and in 1992 led a community service program at a Karen village in northern Thailand. Two community service programs at rural monasteries took place in Burma in 2001 and 2003. A native of Burma, U Ba Win joined the Simon’s Rock community in 1979. He was Dean of Students at Simon’s Rock for five years before becoming Provost in 1985 and Dean of the College in 2004. BA, Kalamazoo College; MA, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.