Huang Chen-tai

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Huang Chen-tai
黃鎮台
黃校長鎮台.jpg
Commissioner of the Chinese Professional Baseball League
In office
12 March 2012 – 25 July 2014
Preceded byChao Shou-po
Succeeded byHsieh Chih-peng (acting)
John Wu
President of Soochow University
In office
2008–2011
Preceded byLiu Chao-shiuan
Succeeded byPan Wei-ta
Minister of the National Science Council
In office
5 February 1998 – 19 May 2000
Preceded byLiu Chao-shiuan
Succeeded byWeng Cheng-yi
President of Feng Chia University
In office
1 August 1995 – 4 February 1998
Preceded byYang Chun-chung
Succeeded byLiu An-chi
Vice Minister of Education
In office
1994–1995
MinisterKuo Wei-fan
Vice Minister of the Research, Development and Evaluation Commission
In office
1991–1994
MinisterMa Ying-jeou
Sun Te-hsiung
Wang Jen-huong
Preceded bySun Te-hsiung
Personal details
Born(1948-10-17)17 October 1948
Tainan, Taiwan
Political partyKuomintang
Alma materNational Taiwan University
University of Virginia
Columbia University

Huang Chen-tai (Chinese: 黃鎮台; born 17 October 1948) is a Taiwanese educator and politician. He was vice minister of the Research, Development and Evaluation Commission from 1991 to 1994, before assuming the same position at the Ministry of Education until 1995. Subsequently, he was named president of Feng Chia University, where he served until his 1998 appointment as minister of the National Science Council. Huang stepped down from the position in 2000 and became active in the John Tung Foundation. In 2008, Huang left the FCU faculty and became the president of Soochow University. He was named commissioner of the Chinese Professional Baseball League in 2012 and served until his resignation in 2014.

Career[edit]

Huang earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from National Taiwan University and completed advanced studies at the University of Virginia and Columbia University in the United States. He did postdoctoral work at Princeton University and the University of Chicago. Upon his return to Taiwan, Huang joined the faculty of National Tsing Hua University, where he taught chemistry from 1979 to 1991, while also working for the National Science Council and Ministry of Education. In 1991, Huang became vice minister of the Research, Development and Evaluation Commission, and joined the Ministry of Education in the same capacity in 1994. The next year, Huang was appointed president of Feng Chia University.

He left FCU to chair the National Science Council. As head of the NSC, Huang advocated for research into aftershocks and mapping of the Chelungpu fault, on which the epicenter of the 1999 Jiji earthquake sat.[1][2] Near the end of his term in 2000, Huang promised to resolve an investigation into United Microelectronics Corporation, which had built a plant in 1998 without submitting an environmental impact assessment for government approval.[3] Huang also announced plans to expand science-based industrial parks across Taiwan.[4] Upon leaving the NSC, Huang joined the John Tung Foundation, and was a proponent of suicide prevention and mental health initiatives.[5][6][7]

Huang was named president of Soochow University, where he remained until 2011. In 2012, he was appointed commissioner of the Chinese Professional Baseball League. As CPBL commissioner, Huang oversaw the sale and renaming of the Sinon Bulls to the EDA Rhinos.[8][9] During his tenure, Huang also explored ways to expand the league.[10] In July 2014, Huang resigned as CPBL commissioner due to a contract dispute with MP & Silva, the company responsible for arranging television broadcasts of league contests.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chiu, Yu-Tzu (30 October 1999). "Science council finishes map of fault line". Taipei Times. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  2. ^ Chiu, Yu-Tzu (25 September 1999). "Scientists reassure public, but caution about aftershocks". Taipei Times. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  3. ^ Chiu, Yu-Tzu (28 April 2000). "NSC chief promises heads will roll over UMC plant". Taipei Times. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  4. ^ Chiu, Yu-Tzu (12 February 2000). "NSC plans hi-tech zone expansion". Taipei Times. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  5. ^ Wang, Hsiao-wen (27 September 2009). "A helping hand can halt suicide, experts say". Taipei Times. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Pupils under pressure from studies". Taipei Times. 24 January 2005. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  7. ^ Oung, Angelica (2 October 2007). "More than a quarter of college students depressed: survey". Taipei Times. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  8. ^ Huang, Paul; Shan, Shelley (24 October 2012). "Sinon pulls the plug on its professional baseball team". Taipei Times. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  9. ^ Shan, Shelley (15 December 2012). "Firm offers NT$130m for Bulls". Taipei Times. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  10. ^ Shih, Hsiu-chuan (5 April 2013). "Government pushing for a fifth pro baseball team". Taipei Times. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  11. ^ Pan, Jason (10 August 2014). "CPBL reeling from series of scandals and feuding". Taipei Times. Retrieved 26 June 2017.