President Paul Chu Welcomes Appointment to HKUST Council
31-03-2008

HKUST President Prof Paul Chu today (Friday) welcomes the appointment of Dr the Hon Marvin Cheung Kin-tung, SBS, JP, as Chairman of the HKUST Council and Dr Michael Mak, JP, as Vice-Chairman of the Council.

Prof Chu also expresses his heart-felt gratitude to Dr John Chan who steps down today from the Council Chairmanship after completing six years of distinguished service.

“During his six years of Chairmanship, Dr Chan had always been there when the University needed him, whether it was a fund-raising event, a celebratory function, or a crisis, not to mention lengthy council meetings that would tax human endurance. He gave wholeheartedly of himself to advance the cause of this University. Our performance and progress over the last six years are in no small measure a reflection of his leadership and vision. We could not have asked for a more dedicated Chairman,” Prof Chu said.

Prof Chu added that Dr Marvin Cheung has a long and sterling record of community service, particularly in the education sector, for which he has a special passion.

“We are glad to have Dr Cheung to lead the university as we begin our next phase of development. Dr Cheung has already been serving the University admirably as Vice-Chairman of our Council. We are grateful to have the wisdom of a leader who is well-versed in the affairs of the University as well as in the affairs of the community at large. I look forward to working closely with him and other new members of Council.”

Prof Chu also welcomes the appointments of Dr Michael Mak as the Vice-Chairman of the HKUST Council.

“With upcoming momentous changes in undergraduate education and campus development, we are blessed to have a strong team of Council members to address the challenges. I will be relying heavily on their wisdom, guidance and energy to take us forward,” Prof Chu said.

 

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