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College Leadership and Administration

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Jie (George) Zhao, MBA

President and Chairman of the Board
Master of Business Administration
The Enterprise Research Center of Peking University
George’s most recent accomplishments in education come from his time spent at Geely Automotive where he was one of the founders of Beijing Geely University.

In 2000, Geely founded Beijing Geely University. The university is located in the scenic zone of the Changping Sci-tech Park known for its suburban tranquility. Beijing Geely University (BGU) is a private comprehensive university.

The university started enrolling full-time students in vocational education programs in 2001. Its campus stretches over 260 acres, with a floor space of over five hundred thousand square feet. It has more than 1000 faculty and administrative staff and accommodates more than 30,000 full-time students.

Geely has not only established Beijing Geely University, but also Sanya University, Zhejiang Automotive Engineering Institute, Zhejiang Geely Automobile Industry School, and Hunan Geely Auto College, which together make up 5 Universities and 50,000 students.

In China George worked diligently at a college as an instructor, admissions and administrative staff, and as director of student affairs for five years. He later worked for the city of Taizhou in China as the director of the Department of Education.

Jon Persavich

Provost and Chief Academic Officer
PhD | Education
The Ohio State University
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MS | Adult Education
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BS | Biology
Grand Valley State University
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John Davis

Chief Financial Officer
MBA | Business
University of California Los Angeles
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BS | Business
California State University
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Tongyu (Sherry) Zhao

Director of International Department
BA | Financial Economics
Columbia University
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Isabel Monroy

Admissions Manager

Tawny Hernandez

Director of Career Services

Lida Castillo

Director of Student Finance
BA | Public Administration
California State University
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Alycia Salazar

Director of Human Resources
BA | Fashion Merchandising and Textiles
California State University
Long Beach, California