President Tao and Li Jian (third from left), Secretary of the Party committee of Central South University, Chen Xiaohong (first from left), assistant to President, Dean of business school and doctoral supervisor of Central South University
On the morning of July 14, 2007, the Business School of Central South University held a ceremony for conferring doctor's and master's degrees. Li Jian, Secretary of the Party committee of Central South University, Chen Xiaohong, assistant president of Central South University, Dean of business school and doctoral supervisor of Central South University, and other leaders and tutors attended the ceremony. More than 200 scholars from all over the country have obtained doctor's and master's degrees. In 2003, Mr. Tao was admitted to the doctoral program of Chen Xiaohong, Dean of the Business School of Central South University. After four years of hard work, he completed all the credits and wrote a very valuable doctoral thesis "Research on China's pig spot and futures market", which provided a theoretical basis for the upcoming listing of China's pig futures. At the ceremony, Tao received his doctorate in management science and engineering, which is the first president in China's feed industry and meat industry to receive a doctor's degree in management.