Board of Trustees

The highest authority of Duke Kunshan University is the Board of Trustees. The Board is vested with the power and authority to govern effectively and set policy for Duke Kunshan Univeristy in accordance with the laws and regulations of the People’s Republic of China and the university’s Articles of Association (AOA) and Cooperative Education Agreement (CEA). The Board maintains oversight of the university’s strategic planning, maintains fiduciary duty to the university, and is responsible for ensuring the university operates in a manner consistent with applicable PRC laws and regulations as well as within the AOA and CEA.   

The Board is responsible for:

  • Advancing the mission of, and providing strategic direction to, Duke Kunshan University;
  • Oversight of the university’s financial resources and other assets;
  • Selection and regular evaluation of the Chancellor and Executive Vice Chancellor;
  • Approval of university policies and procedures

Board of Trustees:

Sally Kornbluth (Chair)

Provost, Duke University

FENG Youmei (Vice Chair)

Executive Vice President, Wuhan University

DU Xiaogang (Vice Chair)

Executive Deputy Chair, Kunshan Foreign Investment Association

Jennifer Francis

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Duke University

Thomas M. Gorrie

T.M. Gorrie and Associates; Member, Duke University Board of Trustees

LI Fei 

Vice President, Wuhan University

XU Jun

Deputy Director of DKU Affairs Coordination Office of Kunshan

LIU Jingnan (ex-officio)

Chancellor, Duke Kunshan University

Denis Simon (ex-officio)

Executive Vice Chancellor, Duke Kunshan University

James Dobbins (ex-officio; Board secretary)

Associate Vice Provost, Duke University