Obituary of Dr. Philip Fu, Former Head of Chung Chi College
In loving memory of Dr. Philip Fu. Dr. Fu was an active member of the CUHKAA-US Midwest Chapter. He will be greatly missed. Our deepest condolences to Dr. Fu's Family.
Dr. Philip Fu, former Head of Chung Chi College, passed away on 4 May 2015 in Naperville, Illinois, USA at the age of 82. Staff and students of the College mourn the passing of Dr. Fu with deepest sorrow.
Dr. Philip Fu was born in Weihai, Shandong in 1933. After his graduation from the Department of Business Administration of Chung Chi College in 1957, Dr. Fu obtained his M.S. in Accounting from Brigham Young University, USA in 1962. Upon receiving his Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Illinois in 1968, Dr. Fu returned to Hong Kong and joined the College as a Lecturer in the Department of Business Administration. Since then he devoted himself to the growth of the College and the University for 27 years until his retirement in 1995. Among the numerous important positions Dr. Fu held were Chairman of the Department of Business Administration of the College (1970-72, 1973-74), Chairman of Accounting and Finance Group of the College (1974-77), Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration of the College (1976-77), and Chairman of the Department of Accounting and Finance of the University (1980-84).
Dr. Fu’s service to the College dated back to the time when he was a Chung Chi student. He had led a group of student volunteers to plant in the uncultivated land on the new Ma Liu Shui campus. After the campus relocation in 1956, Dr. Fu was appointed the Warden of the boys’ temporary dormitory. His effort had contributed a lot to the shaping and moulding of the campus. Dr. Fu was appointed Head of Chung Chi College from 1981 to1988, which made him the first Chung Chi graduate to serve as the Head of the alma mater. During his term of service, the Siu Lien Ling Wong Visiting Fellows Programme was successfully launched in 1982. For over 33 years, numerous internationally renowned scholars were invited to the College. Dr. Fu had also solicited new donations for the expansion of the pool of scholarships and awards, including the C.F. Hu Memorial Scholarship.
Dr. Fu cared about the all-round development of students. When he served as the Chairman of Residence Committee, he established the Fu Cup contest in 1977, an annual inter-hostel sports competition which has become a tradition of the College. Dr. Fu’s love to the College continued even after his retirement. Though residing in USA, he always returned to the campus to meet with students during the periods of the Fu Cup contest.
Dr. Fu was a well-known scholar and esteemed teacher whose unreserved guidance had nurtured the growth of generations of students. Dr. Fu will be remembered for his contributions to higher education in Hong Kong, as well as his dedication and leadership in Chung Chi College and CUHK.
(From: Chung Chi College, CUHK, Hong Kong)