San Francisco State President Announces Plan to Retire - Higher Education
Higher Education News and Jobs

San Francisco State President Announces Plan to Retire


Dr. Leslie E. Wong, president of San Francisco State University (SFSU), has announced he will retire on July 30, after the 2018-19 school year has completed.

Dr. Leslie E. Wong

Wong is the institution’s 13th president and during his leadership, the school was titled a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI).

“During my time at San Francisco State University, we have remained united in our passion for academic excellence, intellectual discovery, creative and critical inquiry and educational equity,” said Wong. “It has been an honor to serve with such a talented and committed community of students, faculty, staff, alumni and donors who have achieved so much and have helped shape the University in immeasurable and positive ways.”

While serving as SFSU president, Wong worked hard to create strong alumni relationships (nationally and internationally), to advance SFSU’s goals and to provide supportive resources for university students.

Wong earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Gonzaga University, a master’s degree from Eastern Washington University and a Ph.D. in educational psychology from Washington State University.

Seminar Exposes HSI, HBCU Students to Diplomacy Careers A career in international conflict resolution has been on Ava Greene’s radar, and the Spelman College senior learned more about the possibilities when she was selected to attend a new fellows program in Washington, D.C. The Cox-State Department Di...
HACU Launches La Academia de Liderazgo The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) has announced the launch of a new fellowship program that seeks to increase the number of Hispanic leaders in presidential positions across higher education. Dr. Tito Guerrero The HA...
Arts Education Remains Passion for 2007 Emerging Scholar Dr. Lorenzo Candelaria doesn’t live or work where he did 12 years ago, but the former Diverse Emerging Scholar has remained passionate about arts education and its potential to reach and inspire underrepresented students. When Candelaria was part ...
Report Highlights MSIs as ‘Underutilized Resource’ for Strengthening STEM Workforce Providing early research experiences and creating supportive campus environments are among the promising and intentional strategies outlined in a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine focused on the impact and r...
Semantic Tags: