University of Michigan - Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute


U.S. Office


Pam Director of U.S. Office
Pamela Byrnes
Tel +1-734-358-8441

Ms. Pamela Byrnes received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan and her Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Maryland. In the Michigan State House, Byrnes held a number of leadership positions, including speaker pro-tempore, chair of the House Appropriations Committee on Higher Education, chair of the Transportation Committee and chair of the Public Employee Health Care Reform Committee. She also has cross-cultural experience working with Asians.

Byrnes brings to the JI a Western style of management using a collaborative team approach while respecting the traditional Chinese civil service practiced in the Chinese educational system.  Through the establishment of a professional structure, she encourages individual development and achievement of her staff.