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Duke Kunshan Support Unit at Duke

This team provides administrative and logistical support for the financial, human resources and research administration relationships between Duke University and Duke Kunshan University. Working collaboratively with program and process stakeholders throughout the university, the Duke Kunshan Support Unit assists and complements the work of the Office of Duke Kunshan University Programs and the various Duke entities that sponsor academic programs at Duke Kunshan. The Duke Kunshan Support Unit can be reached via email at DukeKunshanSupport@duke.edu.

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Duke Kunshan Student Recruitment at Duke

Duke Kunshan University’s recruitment team based at Duke University is responsible for student recruitment efforts in North America (US-Canada), Central and South America, and Europe for all undergraduate academic programs offered at Duke Kunshan in Kunshan, China. The Duke Kunshan University Office of Global Student Recruitment is located at 410 Swift Ave., Durham, NC 27705, and can be reached by phone at 919-613-5416 and at undergrad-admissions@dukekunshan.edu.cn.

 

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Jennifer Bailey

Associate Director, Office of Student Recruitment

In her current role, Jennifer provides a range of outreach, recruitment, and marketing services focused in North America for the Duke Kunshan University undergraduate program.  Previously, Jennifer worked in a similar capacity with the graduate programs and the undergraduate study abroad program.  Prior to recruitment, she was a Program Manager in the Office of Duke Kunshan University Programs and acted as a liaison with colleagues from Duke, Duke Kunshan University, Wuhan University and the city of Kunshan to ensure effective and efficient operations for the first phase of the Duke Kunshan initiative. She managed a variety of projects related to academic and operational planning together with students, faculty, and administrators. Prior to joining Duke in April 2011, she worked in global information management at Nike, Inc. where she gained project management and process improvement expertise. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Business degree from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, where she spent her sophomore year studying in Rome, Italy and traveling throughout Europe.  She now enjoys traveling throughout the United States, Canada, and China for her job.  Jennifer is also a candidate in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program at Duke University.

 

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Lori Breighner

Global Recruitment Officer, Office of Student Recruitment

Lori is a Global Recruitment Officer for Duke Kunshan University’s undergraduate degree program. She recruits students in the Midwest and Pacific Northwest regions of the United States. Previously, Lori was an Admissions Counselor for Duke University/Organization for Tropical Studies’ study abroad programs in Costa Rica and South Africa. As an AmeriCorps member, she coordinated ESOL programs for non-native English speakers in North Carolina. She also has a background in undergraduate admissions and financial aid and loves connecting with students and parents. Lori earned her bachelor’s degree from Messiah College in Pennsylvania and her master’s degree from American University in Washington, D.C. Lori seeks out distinctive architecture, museums, and bookstores on her travels around the world.

 

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Michael Brondoli

Administrative Assistant, Office of Student Recruitment

Michael joined the DKU U.S. recruiting team in 2017. He helps coordinate procurement and expenses, the production of recruiting materials, and shipments to recruiters on the road, and serves as a point of contact for prospective students. Before DKU, he was a production manager at Duke University Press. He received a B.A. from Duke, an M.A. from City College-CUNY, was an AFS exchange student in high school, and has an abiding commitment to language learning.

 

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Sarah Evans

Global Recruitment Officer, Office of Student Recruitment

Sarah is a Global Recruitment Officer for the undergraduate program at Duke Kunshan University. She is responsible for recruiting students throughout the Northeastern United States and in Central and South America. Previously, Sarah worked as a Study Abroad Advisor at the University of Florida where she coordinated scholarships and helped students connect with educational opportunities in Asia and Brazil. She holds a Master’s in International Business and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Florida. Having spent two years teaching in China, she is excited to expose a new generation of students to a truly international experience. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, cooking, studying languages, and traveling.

 

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Lindsay Parker

Global Recruitment Officer, Office of Student Recruitment

Lindsay is a Global Recruitment Officer for the undergraduate program at Duke Kunshan University.  She travels throughout North America to connect with adventurous students and promote the opportunity to get a Duke education in China.  Previously, Lindsay has managed university programs and events for Duke University and Appalachian State University and has taught overseas in both Japan and China.  She holds a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Duke University and a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies from the University of Colorado.  In her free time, she enjoys yoga and horsebackriding.  She is also enthusiastic about good eats in Durham, so don’t hesitate to ask her for restaurant recommendations. 

 

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Emily Grubbe

Global Recruitment Officer, Office of Student Recruitment

Emily is a Global Recruitment Officer for undergraduate programs at Duke Kunshan University with a focus on students and schools in the southeastern United States. Prior to coming to DKU, Emily worked with international students and scholars coming to study in the US, as well as domestic students studying abroad. She earned her M.S. in Higher Education (with a focus on international education) from the University of Kentucky and a B.A. in History from Clemson University. She enjoys traveling, attempting art projects, and reading. Emily studied abroad herself in both Italy and Chile, so she’s excited to introduce students to a truly global education at DKU.

 

     


Duke Kunshan Development at Duke

The Duke Kunshan Development team attracts philanthropic and other types of support from within and outside of China to build the brand and the ecosystem for Duke Kunshan University.

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Wendy Kuran

Associate Vice President for Development: Duke Kunshan University and China

With her team in China and the US, Wendy Kuran is accountable for attracting philanthropic and other types of support from within and outside of China to build the brand and the ecosystem for Duke’s joint-venture independent research and liberal arts university that opened in fall 2014. Reporting jointly to Duke’s Provost and the VP for Development, and working closely with the Executive Vice Chancellor of Duke Kunshan, Wendy has led the establishment and growth of the development, alumni relations, corporate relations and executive education functions at this start-up institution. These efforts have included the establishment a high-profile international advisory board and a legal foundation in China. Wendy speaks, teaches and writes about the development of philanthropy in China.

From 2007–2012, Wendy served as Associate Dean for Centers and Global Corporate Relations at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, accountable for the school’s industry-facing strategies and initiatives. She created and managed centers in entrepreneurship, leadership, international business, energy/environment, financial services, consulting, consumer goods and technology/entertainment/media.

Prior to that, she held a series of senior executive positions at UnitedHealthcare, PacifiCare Health Systems and St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, CA. Wendy earned her A.B. in English Magna cum laude from Princeton University and her MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Throughout her career, Wendy has been a board member and consultant for a broad array of nonprofit organizations. She has lived abroad and traveled extensively on six continents.

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Lili Wang

Public Relations Specialist, Duke University Development

Lili Wang joined Duke in 2012, assisting with the cultivation of individual prospects and corporate relations for Duke Kunshan University. With her background in political science, she also researches and provides information on government entities, structures and regulations relevant to Duke’s China strategy, and advises on cultural and political nuances and sensitivities. Coming from a family of Chinese returnees from Germany, she has long strived to be working in a profession that bridges cultural and linguistic borders and is eager to absorb new languages such as Japanese.  She earned a Bachelor’s degree in English (Finance and Business) from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, minoring in Animation and also holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from Midwestern State University, Texas, where she studied the link between social media and popular discontent.