TUESDAY, 28 MAY – UMS Board of Director’s first Chairman, Tan Sri Datuk Abdul Hamid Egoh retires after serving the university for more than 18 years thus giving way to the new Chairman Tun Dato’ Seri Zaki Tun Azmi to take over the helm.
The handing over of duties was done in an appreciation dinner held for the immediate past Chairman at the Grand Ballroom Pacific Sutera Harbour, Kota Kinabalu.
In his speech, Tan Sri Datuk Abdul Hamid said that he was confident UMS would enter into a new era under the new Board of Directors management.
He added that the objective plans brought about by the Vice-Chancellor of UMS, Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd. Harun Abdullah will put UMS at the forefront in the field of Research and Development (R&D) in future.
Meanwhile, UMS Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd. Harun Abdullah said the former Chairman was a leader with vast experience and had contributed much to UMS.
“We pray that Allah SWT will bless Tan Sri and his family, that he would have a long life and good health added with greater knowledge for the good of religion, race and the nation,” he said.
Tan Sri Datuk Abdul Hamid Egoh was appointed the Chairman of UMS Board of Directors on 26 January 1995 and his last day of service was on 22 April 2013. He had contributed immensely to the development of UMS.
Also present at the function was the new Chairman, Tun Dato’ Seri Zaki Tun Azmi, Principal and Senior Officers of the university including the second Vice-Chancellor of UMS, Prof. Dato’ Dr. Mohd. Noh Dalimin. - FL
By: Faezah Mohamad Dun
Photo: Musaab Umair
Information and Media Section, Corporate Relations Division