Dr. Chang-Lin Tien, the principal founder of 80-20, former Chancellor of University of California, Berkeley, passed away on October 29, 2002. S.B. Woo wrote, "our community lost a pillar of strength. I lost a dear friend. Chang-Lin has achieved highly. Yet he was willing to take risks on behalf of our community. He didn't care about protecting his own feathers. He cared about doing the right things. Such persons are rare in our community."