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港大校委會下周二開會 或公布首席副校人選

2015/8/21 — 10:30

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香港大學校務委員會早前以「等埋首席副校長」為由,暫緩前法律學院院長陳文敏的副校長任命,引發學生不滿並衝入會議室抗議,正當大眾預期任命事宜將一拖再拖,在校委會下周二再開例會前,校委會主席梁智鴻昨日向全體師生校友發信,重申校委決定不會因壓力而改變,呼籲關注者不要再衝擊校委開會,並指最快會在本月內有首副的人選。《明報》則引述消息指,委任首副事宜最快周二有宣布。

梁智鴻昨日向全體師生校友發信,表示明白公眾對副校長遴選一事的關注,但認為很多言論都未能反映事實並造成誤解,因此希望通過信件重申遴選程序。

梁智鴻指,副校長(學術人事及資源)已懸空5年,由於該職位特殊,需要協助校長及首席副校長處理人事事務,加上校委會相信,最快8月會有新任首席副校長的人選,基於對新任首副的尊重,校委會決定延遲討論物色委員會提交的副校長人選建議。

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他呼籲各界人士不要破壞將進行的校委會會議,並強調校委會的決定一定是為了大學的最佳利益。

港大校友關注組將於明晚舉行集思會,邀請校友共同商討未來行動等,至於下周二校委會,具體行動要視乎校委會議程,召集人葉建源強調不會衝擊。

廣告

昨日,港大人文學院院長兼哲學教授Timothy O'Leary於《南華早報》撰文,當中批評校委會一再延遲處理陳文敏被推薦為副校長一事,並以「等埋首副」作理由,是「極其荒謬」的說法。

梁智鴻致全體師生校友信件全文:

Important message from Chairman of Council

Dear colleagues, students, alumni and friends, 

Of late there have been a lot of concerns about the University of Hong Kong in relation to the appointment of a Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Staffing and Resources) among staff, student and alumni, and also members of the public. Many of the points raised may not reflect the actual facts and therefore could be misleading. Although I sent a message to explain in details on July 27, 2015, it appears that the message has somehow escaped the notice of many. I am therefore reissuing that message as Chairman of Council to again point out the true facts, and at the same time to highlight a few salient points. 

The post in question is a re-establishment of a former post (PVC (Staffing)) left vacant for some 5 years, with a different and specific portfolio – “to assist the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC) in areas relating to academic staffing”. 

DVC and each PVC are selected by a Search Committee on a global basis. On completion of the task, the Search Committee makes a recommendation to Council which is the appointing body. For the post in question, the Search Committee was only ready to make a recommendation to the Council in June 2015. 

The Council’s decision to defer the discussion on the recommendation of the Search Committee, and to seek the views, as a matter of courtesy, of a new DVC was based on: the specific portfolio of this PVC, and the understanding that a provisional name of the new DVC might be known as early as in August.

Finally I would like to stress that Council Members are trustees of the University, and their decisions must be based on the best interest of the University, unwaivered by pressure or persuasion.

I would also appeal to concerned parties not to disrupt future Council meetings so that the Council can discharge its responsibilities properly. 

My message to you on July 27, 2015 can be found at http://www.cpao.hku.hk/temp/council/MessagefromDrCHLeong.pdf 

Dr C H Leong 
Chairman of Council

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