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Board of Advisors

The Board of Advisors to the Confucius Institute has the following responsibilities:

  • To shoulder the responsibility for the operation of the Confucius Institute.
  • To make the implementation plan stipulated in article 4 of the agreement between Hanban and SUNY College of Optometry.
  • To formulate or approve the curricula of the teaching programs run by the Confucius Institute.
  • To formulate or approve the recruitment plan of all the programs run by the Confucius Institute.
  • To formulate or approve the financial plan of the Confucius Institute.

Board Members

Dr. David A. Heath, Chair
President, SUNY College of Optometry

Dr. Fan Lu, Vice Chair
President, Wenzhou Medical College

Dr. Richard Soden
Director, Healthcare Development, SUNY College of Optometry

Dr. Thomas A. Wong
Assistant Clinical Professor, SUNY College of Optometry

Dr. Mitch Leventhal
Professor of Professional Practice & Entrepreneurship, SUNY at Albany

Dr. Jia Qu
Dean, School of Ophthalmology & Optometry, Wenzhou Medical College

Dr. Jinming Cao
Vice President, Wenzhou Medical College

Dr. Litai Jin
Dean, School of International Studies, Wenzhou Medical College