Bulletin Spring‧Summer Autumn‧Winter 1999

Overseas Member of the University Council Prof. Peter Karmel Eme r i t u s Professor Peter Karmel, AC , CBE, is one of Australia's most distinguished educationalists. He is the former vice- chancellor of two universities, the Australian N a t i o n al Un i v e r s i t y ( 1 9 8 2 - 8 7 ) and the Flinders University of South Australia (1966- 71). From 1971 to 1977 he was chairman of the Universities Commission and from 1977 to 1982 chairman of the Commonwealth Tertiary Education Commission. Prof. Karmel has headed a number of expert inquiries into education, the best known o f which led in 1973 to the Karmel Report on Australian schools. An economist, Prof. Karmel is retired but continues to be involved in a number of organizations. He is the executive chairman of the Canberra Institute of the Arts; chairman of the Australian National Council on AIDS; chairman of the Australian Institut e of Health; and president of the Australian Council for Educational Research and the Australian Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. New Pro-Vice- Chancellor Prof . S.W. Ta m Prof. Tam's appointment as pro-vice- chancellor bring s the number of p r o - v i ce - chancellors to three, the other two being Prof. Baysung Hsu and Prof. Ambrose King. Prof.Tamgraduated B.Sc. (Hon.) and M.Sc. from the University of Hong Kong and obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Nottingham. H e joined The Chinese University in 1965 and was promoted to professor in 1982. From 1967 to 1980 he received several external awards and fellowships to carry out research at the Massachusetts Institute o f Technology and Cambridge University. Over the years Prof. Tam has made significant contributions to University administration. He is concurrently dean of the Graduate School and master of the Postgraduate Hall. He is also a member of the University Council and man y other University committees. Outside the University, he has served on several boards and executive committees of international academic institutions, and has been actively involved in the work of local educational institutions and voluntary welfare agencies. New Head of Chung Chi College Dr . Philip Shen Dr. Shen graduated from the Philippine Christian College and o b t a i n e d his Ph . D. from the University of Chicago in 1963. He joined the Department of Ph i l o s o p h y and Religion of Chung Chi College in 1962 and was chairman of the department fo r many years. He was also elected dean of the Faculty of Arts from 1986 to 1989. Dr. Shen was for many years a member of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia (New York), and the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches (Geneva). He has served on the board of consultants of The Journal of Religion (Chicago) and is the founding president o f the Hong Kong Philosophy Society and founding chairman of the Board of Hong Kong Christian Institute. He is also chairman of the Christian Study Centre on Chinese Religion and Culture. Dr. Shen has a long association with Chung Chi College. He is a member o f the board of trustees of the college and has served on a number of college committees. c o u n c i l n e w s 3