College Announcement - Retirement of President Professor CHANG Chung-nan
To: All Staff and Students
Retirement of President Professor CHANG Chung-nan
Dear colleagues and students,
As the current academic year is drawing to a close, the College notes with regret that our President Professor CHANG Chung-nan will be retiring from his position at the end of June 2018.
We all know that Professor CHANG is an eminent scholar of the highest international standing at the frontiers of science in fields such as Laser Spectroscopy, Nuclear Fusion, Aerodynamics, Combustion, Membrane Chemistry and Cryptography and holding nine patents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office under his belt. He left his highly successful academic and professional career based on his original research in Silicon Valley and joined the College in 2002 to help participate in the Institutional Review as Vice President of Academic Affairs. He assumed his current position in the following year and has remained in that position ever since. Throughout his long tenure of office, he provided effective leadership in steering the College through the most momentous moments in its history. Under his capable stewardship, the College has achieved successful Programme Area Accreditation in nine areas. It also gained registration under the Post-Secondary Colleges Ordinance and is qualified to award degrees that are fully recognised. Furthermore, Research Centres have been set up under the auspices of the College for spearheading research on a broad front, and Master Degree programmes have been introduced. Harnessing the strong support of Government and the community, he has led the College in taking on the challenge of the new campus project and has ensured its successful delivery.
Professor CHANG’s invaluable contributions have left their indelible marks on the history of the College. We are now enjoying the fruit of his hard work and personal sacrifices. His untiring efforts during the long years of service have firmly established the College as one of the most respected self-financing tertiary education institutions in Hong Kong. His labour has laid a strong foundation for the further development of the College and equipped it for its eventual progression to a full-fledged university.
Despite his top-notched academic standing and heavy responsibilities, Professor CHANG remains as an informal, amicable and friendly person who is always approachable and supportive of the people around. He will always be fondly remembered for his dedication and warmth to everyone in the College. We are indebted to him for the valuable service he has bestowed upon the College. We wish him the very best in his long and happy retirement.
Dr. H.P. KONG
Board of Governors