Bulletin Vol. 8 No. 6 Jan 1972

T H E C H I N E S E U N I V E R S I T Y 柒F H O N G K O N G T H E U N I V E R S I T Y BULLETIN VOLUME EIGHT JANUARY 1972 NUMBER SIX OBITUARY Dr. the Honourable Sir Cho-Yiu Kwan, C.B.E., J. P., formerly Chairman of the University Council, passed away on 7th December, 1971 , at the age of 64. He collapsed from an acute heart attack during an Executive Council session where he was the Senior Chinese Unofficial Member. His passing is indeed a tragic loss to Hong Kong. Sir Cho-Yiu dedicated himself wholeheartedly to the welfare of Hong Kong, giving valuable selfless service to the entire community. The University in particular has been greatly benefited by his wise counsel, his sound judgment, his patient guidance, his deep concern and his magnanimous contributions before and since its inception. He played a very active role in the creation and development of the University by serving as Chairman of the Preparatory Committee and the Provisional Council and then, since October 1963 as Chairman of the Council. He retired as Chairman of the Council in October 1971, having completed two four- year terms, the maximum duration of the term of office permitted under the Ordinance of the University. Upon his retirement he kindly consented to serve on the Council as a member for another two years. Besides helping the University Administration overcome many of its difficulties over these first years, he was instrumental in securing the grant of 273 acres of crown land from the Hong Kong Government for the University Campus. His generous contribution to the construction cost of the magnificently built University Conference Hall before his retirement as Chairman of the Council, is one of the many manifestations of his deep concern for the University. His death is deeply mourned by the whole University and he will always be remembered as one whose devotion and unfailing support to higher learning were indispensable in the creation and the growth of the University. Dr. the Honourable Sir Cho- Yiu Kwan (1907-1971} CB.E.,LL.B.,LL.D.,J.P. The portrait was presented to the University by Marquette University, U.S.A.

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