Executive Board


Dr. Mark Becker
Georgia State University President


Dr. Mark P. Becker, the seventh president of Georgia State University, began his tenure on Jan.1, 2009. President Becker has launched a major strategic planning initiative focused on positioning the university, as it sets its sights on its second century, to become one of the world’s premier urban research universities. Dr. Becker received his BS in Mathematics (Magna Cum Laude) from Towson State University in Maryland and his PhD in Statistics from The Pennsylvania State University. From 2004 to 2008, Dr. Becker was appointed Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at the University of South Carolina. He was formerly dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota from 2001 to 2004 and associate dean for academic affairs and professor of biostatistics at the University Of Michigan School Of Public Health from 1989 to 2000.


Dr. Xiliang Cui
Beijing Language and Culture University President


Dr. Xiliang Cui, President of Beijing Language and Culture University. A professor and doctoral adviser in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, President Cui obtained his PhD in Linguistics from Peking University. He currently serves as the Vice President of International Society for Chinese Language Teaching, President of the Linguists Association of Beijing, and member of the Standing Committee of China Language Society. In addition to more than 40 journal articles, President Cui has also published a number of books including Idioms and the Chinese Humanity World (1997),Language Cognition and Understanding (2001), Collections of Studies in Chinese Linguistics of Beijing Language and Culture University: Grammar Volume (2004) Chinese Language Teaching: Reciprocity and Interaction between China and Abroad (2007),Introduction to Linguistics (2009).