Message from Professor Roland T. Chin, Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning)

Dear Colleagues, Students and Alumni,

I am pleased to announce that upon an international recruitment search, Professor Gray Kochhar-Lindgren has been appointed Director of Common Core Curriculum. He will officially take up the appointment on June 5, 2014.

Professor Kochhar-Lindgren has significant years of experience in both interdisciplinary studies and academic administration. He was Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Learning and the inaugural Director of the First Year and Pre-Major Program at the University of Washington Bothell. Professor Kochhar-Lindgren is familiar with Hong Kong and this University. He spent a year (2009-10) as a Fulbright Scholar in General Education, based at HKU, and assisted in the development of the HKU Common Core Curriculum.

I hope you would give your full support to Professor Kochhar-Lindgren in further enhancing the Common Core Curriculum and making a difference to undergraduate education at this University. Please join me in welcoming Professor Kochhar-Lindgren to the University family.

I would also like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to Professor Gina Marchetti, Professor of Comparative Literature in the Faculty of Arts and Convenor for Global Issues Area of Inquiry, for serving as Acting Director since December 2013 and enabling a smooth transition in the change of Directorship.

Professor Roland T. Chin
Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning)