President Leslie E. Wong

Promises unfulfilled for College of Ethnic Studies

September 6, 2017 News

Some faculty and students within College of Ethnic Studies (COES) are upset at President Leslie E. Wong for not fulfilling demands he promised the COES after the protest from May of last year. Wong signed a contract with the four hunger strikers of the Third World Liberation Front (TWLF2016), where he compiled a list of ...

SF State sued twice before third week of fall semester

September 5, 2017 News

In the current political climate where social unrest pervades college campuses around the country, some SF State students think the university is at odds with its own values of equity, inclusion and diversity. With only the third week underway in the new school semester, the university has two lawsuits under its belt. One was filed ...

Ethnic Studies controversy surfaces at town hall meeting

March 28, 2016 News 2 Comments

[slideshow_deploy id=’71308′] Students from the College of Ethnic Studies lined up to air their grievances with President Leslie E. Wong during a tense town hall meeting Monday. President Wong, who was joined by Academic Senate Chair Troi Carleton, used the meeting to talk about the importance of shared governance at SF State. “We live in ...

Farm to Fork delivers with local sustainable food

April 21, 2015 News

Students and members of the San Francisco community enjoyed a mix of tangy grapefruit wedges and crisp beets folded into a medley of fresh organic greens as one of the sustainable dishes served at the 6th Annual Farm to Fork lunch April 16. The luncheon was held outdoor at the main quad and was co-hosted by the Office of Sustainability ...

President Wong lifts controversial ban on University travel to Indiana

April 17, 2015 News

SF State President Leslie E. Wong lifted the ban on University-funded travel to Indiana Friday. The lift of the ban would take effect immediate, Wong said in a mass email.  Wong implemented the ban last month in protest to the state’s religious freedom laws. “I believe that statements made by businesses, municipalities and our University helped to shed ...

Former Mayor of San Francisco to deliver commencement address

April 8, 2015 News

The former mayor of San Francisco, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, will speak at SF State’s 114th commencement ceremony next month, according to a University announcement released Tuesday, April 7. “Throughout his career, Lieutenant Governor Newsom has been a strong advocate for California’s world-renowned higher education system,” President Leslie E. Wong said in the press release. “He has shown principled, innovative ...

President Wong responds to anti-gay legislation by issuing ban on Indiana travel

March 30, 2015 News

SF State President Leslie E. Wong issued a statement Monday banning university-funded travel to Indiana in response to that state’s recent religious freedom legislation. No SF State funds will be appropriated to support employee or student travel, according to a mass email sent by Wong to faculty, staff and students. Travel authorized prior to Wong’s announcement will require approval from the pertinent departmental vice ...

Community residents voice support on Hunters Point expansion

February 3, 2015 News

Bayview residents voiced their support for the possible SF State Hunters Point campus expansion Jan. 31 at the Bayview YMCA Community Room. SF State hosted an open forum for members of the Bayview community to discuss how neighbors can benefit from the potential campus extension at the Hunters Point Shipyard. District 10 Supervisor Malia Cohen, SF State ...

SF State President Les Wong answers questions during an interview given by Xpress editors in the Administration Building Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.

Wong envisions changes to University in a Q&A session with Xpress

September 23, 2014 News

Golden Gate Xpress editors sat down with SF State President Leslie E. Wong last week to discuss the future of the University. The Gator president expanded on his plans for a new science facility, a campus extension at the Hunters Point Shipyard and expectations for a redesigned athletics. Here are his responses, edited for clarity. ...

UPDATED: President Wong partners with Mexican university

August 29, 2014 News

UPDATED: President Leslie E. Wong signed SF State into its first partnership with a Mexican university Aug. 29 at their campus in Tijuana, opening doors for an exchange of students, faculty and research between the institutions. “At San Francisco we’ve been looking to Asia and to Europe, and interestingly enough we had no partners in Mexico,” ...

President Wong unveils aggressive Gator mascot

August 28, 2014 News

President Leslie E. Wong surprised the SF State community Monday with the introduction of a refined mascot, contradicting earlier plans to retire the Gator altogether. “I’m proud to proclaim that the Gator lives,” announced Wong at Jack Adams Hall, where students Jazmine Williams and Udon Osakue helped reveal the logo. Wong assured that the updated ...

Taser concern dominates discussion at campus safety forum

October 24, 2013 5 Comments

SF State President Leslie E. Wong led a panel discussion on campus safety in Jack Adams Hall this afternoon, where he was hit with a barrage of student concerns about the University Police Department’s proposed use of Tasers. With less than 20 students in the audience, Alejandro Garcia Ochoa said the panel was not effectively ...

Xpress sits with SF State President Leslie E. Wong

October 8, 2013 News 2 Comments

Q: How would you describe your last year here and what are your goals looking forward? W: Coming to a campus with a stellar reputation with probably the brightest students I have been around in my 40 years in higher education the issue, that I learned my first year is the effort we spent to ...