Associate Professor of Humanities
“We are confident that such cross-fertilization will produce life-changing experiences to women leaders in the public and private sectors around the region”
Prof. Angelina Yee is the Director of the Leadership and Public Policy Executive Program at HKUST and a scholar in cultural criticism, colonial and post-colonial studies and gender studies, among other interests. Her personal trajectory took her from UC Berkeley to Harvard, to Cornell and finally to HKUST in the 1990s.
Prof. Yee has been in various leadership positions as Associate Dean of Humanities and Social Science and Associate Vice President to the President. She was also the founding Executive Director of the Institute of Advanced Study. A long-time elected member of the Senate, she was also an elected member to the University Administrative Committee and the University Council.
When one first meets Angelina, one would be struck by her personal style as a combination of the elegance of a humanities scholar and the passion of an outspoken spokesperson for various social and cultural issues. Once dubbed as the "Conscience of HKUST", she led the faculty members to defend the principles of our university when at a time in our history we were met with the major challenge of a Government initiative to merge HKUST with another university in Hong Kong.
A strong advocate for gender equality, she also co-directs the HKUST-Smith Women Leadership Series, a joint program with Smith College's Executive Education for Women program. As an international city with many women leaders in business and the public sector, Hong Kong is an excellent location for the program. According to Angelina, “We are delighted that the programs will be conducted both in Hong Kong and in the U.S. providing stimulating learning environments that transcend national borders. We are confident that such cross-fertilization will produce life-changing experiences to women leaders in the public and private sectors around the region”.