Dear Colleagues, Students and Alumni,
I am very pleased to announce that in accordance with the University's procedures for making interim appointments, the Council approved at its meeting of July 28, 2015, after consultation with the Senate, the appointment of Professor Paul Tam as Interim Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC) from August 1, 2015 until the arrival of the new Provost and DVC.
Professor Paul Tam, current Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (VP and PVC) (Research), has been acting as Provost and DVC since Professor Roland Chin stepped down as Provost and DVC on July 3, 2015. The interim appointment will be concurrent with his appointment as VP and PVC (Research) until Professor Andy Hor arrives on September 1, 2015. I wish to thank Professor Paul Tam for his willingness to take on this important task as Interim Provost and DVC and hope all colleagues would render him their best support.
May I also take this opportunity to welcome on board Professor John Kao who has assumed the position of VP and PVC (Global) on August 1, 2015.
Professor Peter Mathieson
President and Vice-Chancellor
根據英國大學學制，Vice Chancellor (VC) ，就是「校長」，實際上是大學的最高領導。至於 Chancellor ，香港一向是譯為「校監」，1997之前由港督當然擔任，但是只負責禮儀，例如畢業禮上向逐個畢業生上台「扑頭殼」，從來不過問大學校政的。
美國制度，大學校長叫 President，近年來香港大學也把校長叫 President and Vice Chancellor . （「去殖民地化」乎？）
香港大學設立有幾個「副校長」職位，他們在不同職務上輔助校長施行校政，英文是 Pro Vice Chancellor(PVC)，近年又叫 Vice President。
然後又搞一個「首席副校長」出來，英文就是架床疊屋的 Provost and Deputy Vice Chancellor(DVC).