SIM University Appoints Dr Aline Wong, First Female Chancellor In Singapore

  1. SIM University (UniSIM) has announced the appointment of Dr Aline Wong as Chancellor of UniSIM, making her the first female chancellor in the educational history of Singapore. At the same time, Mr Richard Eu, CEO of Eu Yan Sang, was appointed Chairman of the UniSIM Board of Trustees. Both appointments took effect from 1 September 2015. 

  2. Dr Aline Wong has had a long working relationship with UniSIM, having been its Academic Advisor since the establishment of the university in 2005. She has been closely involved with the introduction, oversight and support for a number of degree programmes. She also served as a member on UniSIM's Board of Trustees from 2005 to 2011. 

  3. Dr Wong was awarded the International Women's Forum "Women Who Make a Difference" award in 2006, and was inducted into the "Singapore Women's Hall of Fame" in 2014. Between 2010 and 2014, she held the appointment as Singapore's Representative for Women's Rights to the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children.

  4. Dr Wong was a Member of Parliament for four consecutive terms from 1984 to 2001 and held appointments as Minister of State for Health and Education. She became Senior Minister of State in 1995 and held that position until she retired from politics at the end of 2001. She was Chairman of the Housing and Development Board from 2003 to 2007, and served on many other boards and committees in past years. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, a member of the Public Guardian Board and a Board member of WINGS. She also serves as a member on the Advisory Board, Centre for Liveable Cities under the Ministry of National Development.

  5. Mr Richard Eu was a member of the UniSIM Board of Trustees from 2005 to 2015 as well as the Chairman of the SIM Governing Council from 2006 to 2010. 

  6. He was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 (Singapore) and represented Singapore at the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of The Year 2012 award in Monte Carlo, Monaco. He was also recognised as the CEO of the year by the Singapore Corporate Awards 2010, for SGX-listed companies with a market capitalisation of under S$300 million. In 2015, Eu Yan Sang was awarded the bronze award by the Singapore Corporate Awards for Best Managed Boards in the mid-cap category.

  7. With their experience with UniSIM, both Dr Wong and Mr Eu are not only expected to ease into their new roles at UniSIM but they will also bring new perspectives to take the university into a new phase in its development.

  8. Both Dr Wong and Mr Eu took over from Mr Gerard Ee who has stepped down as both Chancellor and Chairman to pursue other interests. Mr Gerard Ee assumed the positions of Chancellor and Chairman of UniSIM on 16 May 2014. During his term, UniSIM reached several significant milestones, including the inaugural intake of full-time undergraduate students funded by the Ministry of Education for its maiden suite of full-time undergraduate programmes, as well as an expansion of its part-time programmes to include art education, music education, and sports & physical education. To support its rising part-time student enrolment as well as the commencement of its full-time programmes, UniSIM’s supporting teaching and student developmental facilities were also greatly expanded with the completion of the Clementi campus expansion project in 2014. 

  9. UniSIM would like to express its deep appreciation to Mr Gerard Ee for his contributions which have further strengthened the position of UniSIM as the nation's university with a focus on lifelong and applied learning.
 
Encl:
Annex A – Profile of Dr Aline Wong
Annex B – Profile of Mr Richard Eu

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  1. SIM University (UniSIM) has announced the appointment of Dr Aline Wong as Chancellor of UniSIM, making her the first female chancellor in the educational history of Singapore. At the same time, Mr Richard Eu, CEO of Eu Yan Sang, was appointed Chairman of the UniSIM Board of Trustees. Both appointments took effect from 1 September 2015. 

  2. Dr Aline Wong has had a long working relationship with UniSIM, having been its Academic Advisor since the establishment of the university in 2005. She has been closely involved with the introduction, oversight and support for a number of degree programmes. She also served as a member on UniSIM's Board of Trustees from 2005 to 2011. 

  3. Dr Wong was awarded the International Women's Forum "Women Who Make a Difference" award in 2006, and was inducted into the "Singapore Women's Hall of Fame" in 2014. Between 2010 and 2014, she held the appointment as Singapore's Representative for Women's Rights to the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children.

  4. Dr Wong was a Member of Parliament for four consecutive terms from 1984 to 2001 and held appointments as Minister of State for Health and Education. She became Senior Minister of State in 1995 and held that position until she retired from politics at the end of 2001. She was Chairman of the Housing and Development Board from 2003 to 2007, and served on many other boards and committees in past years. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, a member of the Public Guardian Board and a Board member of WINGS. She also serves as a member on the Advisory Board, Centre for Liveable Cities under the Ministry of National Development.

  5. Mr Richard Eu was a member of the UniSIM Board of Trustees from 2005 to 2015 as well as the Chairman of the SIM Governing Council from 2006 to 2010. 

  6. He was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 (Singapore) and represented Singapore at the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of The Year 2012 award in Monte Carlo, Monaco. He was also recognised as the CEO of the year by the Singapore Corporate Awards 2010, for SGX-listed companies with a market capitalisation of under S$300 million. In 2015, Eu Yan Sang was awarded the bronze award by the Singapore Corporate Awards for Best Managed Boards in the mid-cap category.

  7. With their experience with UniSIM, both Dr Wong and Mr Eu are not only expected to ease into their new roles at UniSIM but they will also bring new perspectives to take the university into a new phase in its development.

  8. Both Dr Wong and Mr Eu took over from Mr Gerard Ee who has stepped down as both Chancellor and Chairman to pursue other interests. Mr Gerard Ee assumed the positions of Chancellor and Chairman of UniSIM on 16 May 2014. During his term, UniSIM reached several significant milestones, including the inaugural intake of full-time undergraduate students funded by the Ministry of Education for its maiden suite of full-time undergraduate programmes, as well as an expansion of its part-time programmes to include art education, music education, and sports & physical education. To support its rising part-time student enrolment as well as the commencement of its full-time programmes, UniSIM’s supporting teaching and student developmental facilities were also greatly expanded with the completion of the Clementi campus expansion project in 2014. 

  9. UniSIM would like to express its deep appreciation to Mr Gerard Ee for his contributions which have further strengthened the position of UniSIM as the nation's university with a focus on lifelong and applied learning.
 
Encl:
Annex A – Profile of Dr Aline Wong
Annex B – Profile of Mr Richard Eu

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