Joan Brzezinski has been named executive director of the University’s China Center and Confucius Institute. Joan has been the interim director of the China Center while serving in her permanent position as director of the Confucius Institute. In this new position as executive director, she will oversee all projects and programming within both the China Center and Confucius Institute, including fundraising for China initiatives and identifying opportunities to expand the University system's relationships in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

  Immediately upon meeting Brenda Fong, you will discover that you will receive much more than you give in any exchange. "Minnesota is home…" says Brenda. However, she still fondly remembers growing up in Kwonloon and Hong Kong.

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