Mr. Qu Shaobing, Professor and Chairman of the University Council, is   from Xuan En County in Hubei Province. He began his career in November 1981 and joined the Communist Party in April 1988. In 2004, he received his Ph.D in Chinese Literature from Central China Normal University.

Professor Qu began his academic career as a lecturer in the Chinese Department of Guangzhou Normal College and then as a professor and Party Secretary of the CPC Branch Committee of the department. Professor Qu was later appointed as Party Secretary of the CPC Branch Committee of the School of Humanities, Assistant to the President and Vice President of Guangzhou University. Professor Qu previously held the positions of Party Secretary of the CPC Branch Committee and Director-General of the Education Bureau of Guangzhou Municipality. Since September 2016, Professor Qu has served as Chairman of the University Council of Guangzhou University.