University Announcement: CityU’s founding father Dr Chung Sze-yuen passed away aged 101 大學創辦人鍾士元博士辭世，享年101歲
CityU's founding father Dr Chung Sze-yuen passed away aged 101
Dear colleagues, students and alumni,
The whole community of City University of Hong Kong (CityU) was very saddened to hear that Dr the Honourable Chung Sze-yuen passed away yesterday at the grand old age of 101.
Dr Chung had a long association with CityU, and was involved in the founding of City Polytechnic of Hong Kong (CPHK). He was a former Council Chairman and his thoughtful reflections on university governance stand at the foundations of our history as a higher education institution.
"Sir S Y", as he was known, was born in 1917 in Hong Kong. He worked as an engineer for many years before becoming actively involved in public service in the 1960s. He played a key role during Hong Kong's transition back to China in 1997.
Dr Chung was a member of the Executive Council, and he was appointed to chair the planning committee for CPHK in the early 1980s and was a leading figure in its establishment in 1984, which became City University of Hong Kong in 1994.
For his dedication to CityU, he was named Honorary Founding Fellow in 1986 and awarded an Honorary Doctor of Business Administration in 1989.
The University would like to offer our most profound condolences to Dr Chung’s family and loved ones.
President and University Distinguished Professor