The most precious memory
Taking a stroll down memory lane, he finds the moment when the University was officially renamed the most cherished reminiscence in his long journey with the Council. ‘Going with the current trend of educational development, we take on a new University title, adopt a new logo and a new motto, and embrace a new identity to nurture students. This is indeed an epochal change, and is a significant milestone in the sustainable development of the University in the higher education sector,’ he says.
Mr Wong recalls meeting with a group of student representatives when he became the Council Chairman. ‘A female student said that when she told her friend she was admitted to the then OUHK, her friend asked: “Is that a night school?” The student immediately burst into tears when she heard this,’ he says. ‘I got mixed emotions about her story, which drove me to consider repositioning the University. People in the community often misunderstand that we are still a purely distance learning institution, and some graduates are even looked down on by their employers under such misapprehension. These stereotypes are neither appropriate nor fair to our full-time students.’
While gazing up at the University logo on the outer wall of the campus building, Mr Wong eulogises over the brand new design for its ingeniousness. ‘The logo has a modern design and an exceptional charm. The two colours, which are also the main colours used in the logo of the then OUHK, connote a sense of “outshining” and inheritance,’ he speaks with excitement. He also commends the promotional video released after the retitling for its infectivity which has increased public awareness of the University.