Notable Events and Support

from Royal Family


1983 – American-Thai Foundation was founded to implement the conception to build a university in Lampang, Thailand. USAID donated ongoing generous funds, making the total of 6,050,000 US dollars.

1988 – President of Baylor University and Vice Prime Minister of Thailand observed the ceremony to open the university’s first building and first students.

1990 – On January 26, HRH Princess Sirindhorn opens the building on the new campus on Doi Phrabat. This day is now recognized as the founding day of Yonok University

1992 – HRH Princess Sirindhorn opened the buildings for the Faculty of Communication Arts, Social Sciences, and the Humanities.

1994 – HRH Princess Sirindhorn opened a multipurpose building, which serves as a location for library and graduate schools.

1998 – HRH Princess Sirindhorn and Her Majesty the Queen meet the President of Stanford University

1999 – HRH Princess Sirindhorn met the President of Baylor University

2001 – HRH Princess Sirindhorn opened Dr. Tiam Chokewattana Foundation Building.

2002 – Joe and Bessie Baxter Christian Student Center, the building also used for administration of Yonok Foundation, was opened.

2004 – Supachai Panichpakdi Library was opened.