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Professor Leonard K Cheng re-appointed President of Lingnan University

22 Jan 2018

The Council of Lingnan University announced today (22 January) that after consultation with the Court, as stipulated in Section 15(1) of the Lingnan University Ordinance, the Council has resolved to re-appoint Professor Leonard K Cheng as the President of the University for a further period of five years with effect from 1 September 2018.


Mr Rex Auyeung Pak-kuen, Chairman of the Council, pointed out that the University made very significant and promising progress in recent years.  The support of various stakeholders, the Court and the Council in favour of extending Professor Cheng’s leadership is an acknowledgment of the accomplishments he has brought to the position and the remarkable achievements he has made thus far.


“Together with all Lingnanians, I look forward to witnessing the University’s achievements to the next new level of excellence under the leadership of the President Cheng,” said Mr Auyeung.


President Cheng said that it is an honour for him to serve the University in the coming five years.  “This year Lingnan University celebrates the 50th Anniversary of its re-establishment in Hong Kong.  It is my honor and privilege to serve Lingnan, Hong Kong’s liberal art university, at a time when it crosses its Golden Jubilee milestone.  In the coming five years, I will do my utmost to work closely with both staff and students to scale new heights, under the guidance of the Council and Court and with support of all Lingnanians and friends.  The University's vision is to excel as a leading Asian liberal arts university with international recognition, distinguished by outstanding teaching, learning, scholarship and community engagement,” he said.