Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
- Chinese Proverb
Liu's Family Program
The Liu's Family Program U.S. - China Business Education Initiative was established in 1998 at the College of Business, located on the UTSA campus, with a $1 million donation from a Taiwanese-Chinese businessman, Richard Liu.
As one of the largest international programs at UTSA, Liu’s Family Program U.S. – China Business Education Initiative was established to support student and faculty exchanges, executive education, research collaboration and joint programs between UTSA’s College of Business and seven of the top universities in Beijing and Shanghai, China.
This semester-long program offered MBA and Executive MBA students exchange opportunities in the spring and fall of every year, allowing visiting scholars and research fellows to work on an ongoing basis. Over 250 students, executives and scholars have participated in this program since August of 2000.
Mr. Richard Liu graduated with his Bachelor’s degree from National Taiwan University. Due to lack of funds, his dream of graduate study abroad was not fulfilled at that time. He started his leather company in Texas, where he gained much of his early success. Today, Mr. Liu serves as the Chairman of Superior Holding Limited in Hong Kong, one of the world’s largest leather manufactures.
As the partnership between China and UTSA grows, so does Mr. Liu’s commitment to the University and to education. Between 2009-2012, he donated $1.2 million to UTSA’s East Asia Institute, which was established in 2008. Mr. Liu is UTSA’s largest single donor and after his most recent donation, he has given UTSA a total of $5.5 million.