In 1972, the founder of Chung-Ang, Dr. Yim Young-shin (Louise Yim), stepped down as the university’s president and was succeeded by Dr. Yim Cheol-Sun. In the 1970s, as Korea had more exchanges with foreign countries, it became necessary to have a university that could respond to external changes. Also, it was believed that basic studies should precede applied studies. The College of Liberal Arts and the College of Science & Engineering of Chung-Ang University were restructured into the College of Liberal Arts & Science and the College of Engineering in 1972. In the field of art, Chung-Ang took over Seorabeol Art College, which had been operated by the Seorabol Art Institute, in June, 1972, and made it Chung-Ang’s College of Arts. In 1978, Chung-Ang established the Graduate School of International Management and Graduate School of Education to support professionals. The graduate schools opened in January, 1979.
Facility expansions also progressed to prepare for the future.
The university constructed Seorabeol Hall by extending Jin Seon Hall in 1972. Natural Hall for the medical school was built in 1974; the Student Union Hall in 1976; and the university hospital’s new extension in Pil-Dong, 1978. As part of the efforts to become a world-renowned university, it continued to construct buildings in its two campuses, which included lecture halls, a dormitory, and the Student Union Hall in March 1980. In the midst of these remarkable changes and development, the school confronted the death of its founder, Dr. Yim Young-shin, in 1977 February.