Artist and Entrepreneur
Chung is an alumnus of Humboldt State University (class of 1969)
and a recipient of the 2005 Distinguished Alumni
Award. Mr. Chung and his wife Helen reside in Hong Kong.
Chung graduated with a degree in fisheries management, returned
to Hong Kong, joined DHL Express, and co-founded
its Asia Pacific division. A doyen of international trade,
an accomplished painter, and a cosmopolitan patron of the arts,
conservation. Mr. Chung is equally committed to community service
and civic progress. He has held top ranking posts with the
Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Hong Kong Art Center, World
Fund, and Ocean Park Conservation Foundation.
his acceptance speech at the Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony
he said, "for me, Humboldt State was not a logo,
not a campus, nor a degree. It was and is a collection of people--a
collection of warm, kind, considerate, and generous people who
did everything they could to help me in my times of struggle."
he gained at HSU and took back to Asia, he said, "was an understanding
of the dynamics of the individual, the dynamics of the flock
or herd, and the dynamics of the ecosystem. I put that understanding
into practice in the business domain."
for the future, Mr. Chung concluded, "Humboldt State already has
all the ingredients in people, knowledge, and conceptual
understanding. All we have to do now is to look at the old
ingredients with new eyes, and we will have a new wisdom, a new
vision with a new
positioning and, as a result, a new university for the new
century All you need is to integrate these assets of yours."
In 2004 collections of his unique mountainscape
paintings were exhibited in Hong
Kong and Paris.