Ms. Frances Taoran Sun

Managing Director, GW Confucius Institute

Frances Taoran Sun has a decade of experience working in the field of international higher education and administration. She is the executive director of global initiatives for the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences at the George Washington University, in charge of all global programs, international partnerships and outreach for the College. She had extensive experience providing oversight to many international programs that are interfaced with countries around the world. She serves on various university committees that are focused on international education.
Prior to the positions at GWU, she was the assistant manager for the Bank-Fund Staff Federal Credit Union within the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and International Financial Corporations. She is a member of the International Committee of DC Chamber of Commerce and the Public Diplomacy Alumni Association.

She also serves as the managing director of the Confucius Institute at the George Washington University, an educational program of GW, collaborated with Nanjing University of China and Confucius Institute Headquarters in Beijing, to deliver educational and outreach opportunities on Chinese language and culture to the constituencies in Washington, DC. She holds a B.S. in Decision Information Sciences from the University of Maryland College Park and an M.S. in Finance from the Johns Hopkins University.