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CHENG Huanwen
Assistant President
Cheng Huanwen, a native of Boyang, Jiangxi Province, was born in November 1961. He enrolled at Wuhan University as a Library Science major in 1979, and obtained his M.A. in 1986. He received his Ph.D. in History from Sun Yat-sen University in 2003. He has served as a visiting scholar at UCLA, UIUC, and Harvard University.

Dr. Cheng is a professor at the School of Information Management, a doctoral supervisor, and the Director of Sun Yat-sen University Libraries. He holds concurrent academic positions as a member of the National Library and Information Science Postgraduate Degree Education Steering Committee of the Academic Degree Committee of the State Council, Deputy Director of the Ministry of Education Teaching Steering Committee for Library Science, Deputy Director of the Ministry of Education Steering Committee for Library and Information Service, Director of the Guangdong Province Department of Education Steering Committee for Library and Information Service, Vice President of the Library Society of China, and Honorary President of the Library Society of Guangdong.

Dr. Cheng has taught at the School of Information Management since July 1986. He became a professor in 1995. He has served as Deputy Head and then Head of the Information Management Department, Vice Dean of the School of Information Science and Technology, Dean of Online Education, Director of the Information and Network Center, Head of the Department of Information Management, Dean of the School of Communication and Design, Director of the University Logistics Office, and Assistant President of Sun Yat-sen University.

Dr. Cheng is a renowned expert enjoying special government allowances as designated by the State Council. He has won many awards, including “Nanyue Excellent Teacher”, “Baosteel Excellent Teacher Award”, “National Excellent Course”, “National Excellent Resource-Sharing Course”, and “Special Cultural Contribution Award of the SYSU Fulan Award”. He has written over 20 academic books.

Dr. Cheng was reappointed as Assistant President of Sun Yat-sen University in May, 2015.