Chen Xu, Visiting Scholar from China University of Mining and Technology

picture of CUMT entryway

China University of Mining and Technology in Jiangsu, China

The Division of Undergraduate Education welcomes our Visiting Scholar, Chen Xu, Deputy Secretary of the Sun Yueqi Honors College in the China University of Mining and Technology. Sun Yueqi Honors College, CUMT, was founded on July 3, 2008, to commemorate Mr. Sun Yueqi, one of the founders of China’s energy industry in modern times.

Chen Xu

Chen Xu points out his home location on the map in Bradley Hall

Chen (pronounced like “chin” but with a soft e) arrived in the Bluegrass yesterday, and today he has already begun his orientation to the University of Kentucky with a quick tour around central campus. His office is in Bowman Hall where Joanie Ett-Mims, Gloria Robinson, and Chris Thuringer are located.

We are looking for partners who will help us with showing him around and including him in UK student support activities. He will be here for three months to learn about what we do for student success in a public research university. He has a BA in Chinese Language and Literature (1999) and a Master of Management degree in Public Management (2012). Both degrees are from the China University of Mining and Technology. His work experience is in student affairs as well as working with alumni and foundation development. Currently he is responsible for “student management affairs” in the Honors College where they accept the top 10% of their University’s students. He wrote to us originally that he wishes to:

  • study the “cooperation mechanisms research of Foreign high-level universities”; and
  • explore “social resources development and talent cultivation” as well.

We are excited to learn more about Chen Xu over these next three months, and we know that you will be glad to meet him. Please contact Randolph Hollingsworth ( if you have some ideas on how he could be included in an activity or series of events in your student support unit or college.


About Randolph Hollingsworth

An academic administrator at the University of Kentucky, affiliate faculty in the History Department and in Gender & Women's Studies, as well as with the UK Center for Equality and Social Justice
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