In Memoriam: Dr. Norman B. Cheung

18 March 2021

The Foundation records with deepest sorrow the passing of Dr. Norman B. Cheung, former Chairman of the Board of the then Hong Kong Baptist College and donor of HKBU, on 18 March 2021. He was 82 years old.

Dr. Cheung’s deep and lasting bond with HKBU began in 1967 when he joined as a part-time lecturer in the Department of Accounting, and it dates back to the days when the University was known as Hong Kong Baptist College. He was appointed to the Board of Governors in 1971 and became Chairman of the Board in 1979. During his near two decades of service, he helped steer the College through its lengthy fight for official recognition in Hong Kong, and he witnessed it become a fully-funded public tertiary institution in 1983.

A dedicated educationalist at all levels, Dr. Cheung’s devotion to education was not limited to his work at the College, as he also served as the supervisor of Pui Ching Primary School and Pui Ching Middle School. As a devout Christian, Dr. Cheung was an active member within the Baptist family and he was deeply committed to a variety of community services.

The Foundation conveys its deepest condolences to the Cheung family at this time of bereavement. Dr. Cheung will always be remembered for his distinguished contributions to the University.