Former National Policy Advisor Shih-Cheng Huang (黃石城), an SU law major graduating in 1958, and an elite alumnus of the Mentorship Program in 2020, passed away peacefully at home with the company of his family on May 6th, 2022.
Born into an impoverished farming family, Huang had worked his way up hard to get admitted to Soochow’s Law Department in 1954, when the University reopened its law school three years after its reestablishment in Taiwan in 1951. Huang also received honorary doctorates from both University of Bridgeport and the International Academy of Education.
Profoundly influenced in his college days by the political science class taught by the Dean of the Law School of NTU Meng-Wu Sa, Huang started his political career with an unexpected landslide victory in the Changhua County Magistrate election in 1981, followed by a second term in 1985, Executive Minister without Portfolio in 1990, chairman of the Central Election Commission in 1983, 1988, and 1989 and a national policy advisor to the late R.O.C. President Teng-hui Lee in 1985.
Huang once returned to the Soochow campus for an elite alumni reunion on September 26th, 2020 and encouraged all Soochowers to remain sharp and clear even in times of complication and confusion. Always standing by the school motto “Unto a full-grown man,” Huang will be missed with his devotion to a good cause to nurture future talents and to realize a world of justice and equality.
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