December 1992: Teresa Li Suk-fun becomes Hong Kong representative for Kensington University of Glendale, California; a private unaccredited institution founded in 1976. February 1993: Ms Li's company, Kensington Institute of Hong Kong, is incorporated and she becomes Hong Kong programme director and vice-president. It is based at Fu Fai Commercial Centre, Sheung Wan. Local students are recruited for distance-learning programmes. April 1994: Californian authorities fail Kensington University on its first site review under new regulations, claiming degrees have little academic value. January 1995: Teresa Li registers Institute of International Education (Asian Pacific) Ltd to recruit students for diploma courses. May 1995: Kensington University appeals against state closure order. December 1995: Second closure order served on Kensington University; it appeals again. March 1996: Appeal begins at Superior Court of California. June 6, 1996: Kensington loses appeal and is ordered to close immediately. Hong Kong students told they will be transferred to Kensington International University of Hawaii. 'Pace University' applies to register with Louisiana Board of Regents; Teresa Li cited as director. July 1996: Students attend meetings where Louisiana university is recommended.