General Director of Zhejiang Education Department Liu Xiping Visits WKU

On September 28th, Mr. Liu Xiping, General Director of Zhejiang Education Department and Ms. Zheng Chaoyang, Deputy Mayor of Wenzhou Municipal Government, led a delegation to visit Wenzhou-Kean University. Mr. Frank Wang, Chairman of WKU Board of Directors and Mr. Philip Connelly, Executive Vice President of WKU, accompanied this delegation. Mr. Wang Zhenbin, Director of Zhejiang Pre-school Education Division; Mr. Huang Liang, Director of Educational Supervision Division; Mr. Ren Xuebao, Director of Teaching and Research Office; Mr. Zheng Jianhai, Director-general of Wenzhou Education Bureau; Dr. Li Xiaokun, President of Wenzhou University; Mr. Qiu Yi; Mr. Lv Fan, the Secretary of the Party Committee and President of Wenzhou Medical University; and Mr. An Jin, Deputy Director of Wenzhou Education Bureau, joined this visit.

Mr. Liu had a tour of the campus. He visited public spaces, the B Wing 5th floor coffee shop and faculty-staff lounge. He also had conversations with the faculty and students, getting to know their lives and studies at WKU.

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In the meeting that followed, Mr. Wang briefly reported to Mr. Liu on the University’s current operations. WKU now has 1612 students and 100 faculty members. WKU features American-style education combined with of Chinese traditional culture teaching. WKU is now pressing ahead the reform of Gaokao admissions and is launching more unique programs. Mr. Wang said, “WKU had already applied for four new programs, hoping to expand the admission number next year. And we are also working on creating WKU as a TOEFL test location. WKU will make full use of its advantage in training of English language teachers, leadership training, innovation and entrepreneurship training. We hope to establish an interactive platform with Wenzhou Medical University and Wenzhou University, pushing the process of universities serving community.” Mr. Wang also said he expected the Provincial Education Department could continue to support the University.

089A2118 Vice President Mr. Philp Connelly welcomed Mr. Liu, as well as the entire delegation, and he expressed his gratitude for the Provincial and Municipal governments’ continued care and support. He said, “I hope more foreign faculty and international students could join WKU so as to push the internationalization. WKU has been actively integrated into the local community and the city. We aim to create a truly world-class American style university without walls.”