On Saturday, May 8, at the Class of 2010's Commencement ceremony, Dillard will bestow an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters on Jinan Liu, honorary president of the Communication University of China in Beijing, and president of the Communications University of China Nanjing (CUCN).
Dillard is proud to announce a partnership with CUCN to pursue global education through research and the exchange of faculty and students in fields including mass communications, applied mathematics, physics, engineering and international business. Jinan Liu (pictured) helped forge this partnership and will lead a delegation of educators from China to the United States with stops in New Orleans and other major cities. Liu’s visit to Dillard will be a working one, as she is slated to meet with the Dillard partnership committee.
Jinan Liu served as president of the Communication University of China from 1990 to 2006. A professor of international relations, Liu Jinan started at the university, formerly the Beijing Broadcasting Institute, as vice president in July of 1983.
Liu Jinan organized and hosted the first four forums of the World University Women Presidents, and she chairs the group’s forum organizing committee. She is a member of the China Journalist Association and the International Association of Cinema and Television Schools. She also serves as vice chairwoman of the China Television Arts Association. In October of 2004, she received the “Outstanding Achievement Award” from the International Association of University Presidents.
Born in the city of Xiaogan in China’s Hubei Province, Jinan Liu graduated from Peking University in 1965 with a degree in international politics. Throughout her esteemed career as an educator, she has been widely published on the subjects of higher education management, mass communications, and international relations.