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Wu Zhipan: Logistic system to provide “high-grade service“

APR . 24 2013

Peking University, Apr. 24, 2013: PKU Executive Vice President Wu Zhipan urged the university’s logistic system to pay attention to and satisfy the needs of teachers and students, providing them with high-grade service.


“You should work hard to improve communication with teachers and students, enhance mutual understanding and support, and strengthen team building,” Professor Wu told the staff at the Center of Dining Service during an inspection on April 15.


It was the executive vice president’s first public appearance in his capacity as a university administrator whose duty covers logistic affairs, which used to be undertaken by Vice President Ju Chuanjin until April 9.


Ju, 50, was appointed inspector at the General Office of China’s Ministry of Education (MOE), read an MOE announcement dated April 3. He still held the vice presidency as of April 24, but has been relieved of his concurrent post as the PKU chief of general services, according to a PKU document dated April 9. Former Graduate School Executive Deputy Dean Wang Yanglin succeeded.


Cui Fangju, deputy chief of general services, introduced Wu to the process of the Center of Dining Service’s development since the 1999 reform to outsource logistic services, and to its exploration and achievements in management mechanism, operation mode, and personnel affairs system.


Cui, head of the center for over 20 years, was succeeded by Wang Jianhua in December 2012 in a package of appointments and removals of personnel at PKU.


Wang, the new director, reported to Wu on issues such as the center’s organizational structure, functions of constituent departments, food security, improvement of catering quality, and recent austerity campaign named “clearing plates.”


Executive Vice President Wu meets Center of Dining Service staff. The slogan reads: "Strive to build a catering service system on a par with world-class university standards"


Executive Vice President Wu’s visit to the PKU logistic units such as the Student Dorm Service Center, Center of Dining Service, and Power Center aimed to call on managers and staff members, listen to their work reports, and make suggestions for future work.


“We cannot be too thankful for your hard work,” Wu praised the Student Dorm Service Center staff when visiting Student Dormitory No. 30. He called on some students, handling crew, and dormitory workers and listened to reports about dormitory renovation projects such as installing bathroom, air conditioner, and water dispenser in the dorm, as well as the plan to renovate old student dormitory buildings.


“I hope you can accelerate the renovation process, further improve the dormitory’s conditions, and provide more services of security and high-quality for our students,” the executive vice president added.


Wu (L) at Student Dormitory 30


Wu (L3) at Power Center


During a discussion at the Power Center, Li Zhong, its director, reported on the recent merger of the Water Supply and Electricity Center and Heating Center into the Power Center, and the subsequent smooth transition. Wu praised the successful handover between the old and new leading teams. The executive vice president then inspected the running conditions of the gas boiler room - after the implementation of the project "coal to gas," and of the 110KV power plant.


The new Chief of General Services Wang Yanglin also visited logistic units such as the Campus Management and Service Center, Convention Center, Office of Construction, Yanyuan Subdistrict Administrative Office, and Wanliu Apartment from April 16 to 19. Professor Wang listened to their work reports, asked about basic conditions of each and problems at work, and talked to staff members in order to acquaint himself with their conditions and difficulties they faced.


“I hope everybody could work hard, fulfill their individual responsibilities, and strive to do a good job in logistic services,” said the chief.



Written by: Dui Yanjin
Edited by: Jacques
PKU News (Chinese)