Leslie E. Wong
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Leslie E. Wong was appointed the 13th president of San Francisco State in May 2012. Previously, Wong served nine years as president of Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan.

During his tenure at NMU, Wong spearheaded a number of initiatives, including improved academic quality; developed a comprehensive strategic plan for the university; secured funding for the construction of a new academic building; dramatically increased fundraising and grants, and integrated technology throughout the campus.

Wong is actively committed to student success and to fostering an institutional environment that is adaptable to the needs of 21st-century students. As the leader of SFSU, a campus that is deeply invested in its community, he encourages students to find their voices and leads a talented group of faculty and staff committed to social justice, equity and making public higher education an essential asset to our collective future.

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B.A., Psychology, Gonzaga University 
M.S., Experimental Psychology, Eastern Washington University
Ph.D., Educational Psychology, Washington State University