Fran Fangyuan Liu
China Office Director
Fran Fangyuan Liu first learned of the University of Minnesota when she was 12 years old. She is excited to join her alma mater to enrich the connections between the University and its key stakeholders and strong alumni base in China.
Fran holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and earned her master's degree in business from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. After graduating from UMN, Fran served as executive president of the University’s alumni chapter in Beijing and hosted more than 20 alumni events each year.
In the professional world, Fran has more than five years of integrated marketing and business development experience at small to large companies, from start-ups to Fortune 500s. Fran is a passionate and innovative problem-solver who grew business revenue by 400% in one of her entrepreneurial experiences.
Wendy Yuewen Huang
China Office Assistant
Wendy Yuewen Huang has always been fond of the University of Minnesota. Wendy earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. In the professional world, she has experience in brand marketing, marketing research, and project coordination. Wendy is a patient and detail-focused assistant who has previously promoted the success of contract signing by 15% in 6 months. It’s her honor to join the China Office as an assistant and promote the reputation of the University to key stakeholders in China.