College Initiatives

[OBITUARY] Dr Thomas H C Cheung

Dr Thomas H C Cheung, former Chairman, Board of Trustees of United College, CUHK, passed away peacefully on 30 August 2023, at the age of 94. The College is deeply saddened by the passing of Dr Cheung and conveys its deepest condolences to his family.

Dr Cheung is a distinguished personage in the insurance industry of Hong Kong, renowned as an entrepreneur and a prominent philanthropist. He graduated from the College with a degree in Economics in 1958. He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, by The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1993. Dr Cheung served as a Trustee of United College since 1976 and held the position of Chairman from 2012 to 2018. Over the years, he generously donated to the College and the University, establishing scholarships, supporting medical research, organizing student activities, and contributing to the improvement of sports facilities, benefiting countless students.

Dr Cheung was also actively involved in alumni affairs, serving as the President of the United College Alumni Association from 1964 to 2008, a remarkable tenure of 44 years. After his retirement, he was elected as the Permanent Emeritus President of the Alumni Association, bridging the communication between alumni from different generations and the alma mater for half a century.

Dr Cheung’s outstanding achievements in his career, his deep concern for Hong Kong education, and his multifaceted contributions to the College and the University serve as an exemplary model for future generations.