Lily Qianli Liu
Lily Liu has over 16 years of experience in finance and operations. She previously worked as CFO at Phoenix New Media (NYSE: FENG), ChinaEdu Corp, and MainOne Information Technology. Prior to that, Ms. Liu worked at Lehman Brothers in New York and Hong Kong in their investment banking division. Ms. Liu is also an avid lover of contemporary art and currently serves on the patron board of UCCA Art Center in Beijing. Ms. Liu received her bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and her MBA
from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Bringing Business Issues to Students as Part of Their Education
The phrase of “values added” is bread and butter to businesses – if businesses can’t deliver values added then no one will be willing to part with their money. I am new to the education industry, having joined Keystone less than a year ago. My experience was exclusive in the banking and corporate finance sectors. The schools, especially non-profit schools, through my still, relatively fresh eyes in this sector, seem to exist in a bubble of their own. It’s true that faculty members’ priority is to teach learning skills and knowledge to the students. However, business knowledge shouldn’t be left to just the business class teachers. The teachers and administrators should be educated to have a stronger business sense, which I often sense lacking. A school, especially a private school is a business at the end of the day – this may be a reflection point in itself. The teachers as well as business department people can all help students to think and reflect on real world issues; many of these issues are “business” related issues. The school faced quite a few
operational challenges and the students seemed to have no idea of how we adapt to this real world. There are plenty of opportunities for business departments to help educate the students.
Middle and higher level administrators