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Xpress sits with SF State President Leslie E. Wong

Xpress sits with SF State President Leslie E. Wong

Xpress Staff
October 8, 2013
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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 co...

President Leslie E. Wong shakes it with hundreds of students for Harlem Shake video shoot

President Leslie E. Wong shakes it with hundreds of students for Harlem Shake video shoot

Xpress Staff
February 22, 2013
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[HTML1] SF State students jumped into the Harlem Shake for a second time in an attempt to outdo the trending videos flooding the internet — but this time they were joined by President Leslie E. Wong. Hundreds of students gathered at Malcolm X Plaza on the SF State campus at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22 to sha...

President Leslie E. Wong discusses Proposition 30 funds distribution

President Leslie E. Wong discusses Proposition 30 funds distribution

Kale Williams
February 7, 2013
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[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/78039859" params="" width=" 100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] At the outset of his second semester as president of SF State, Leslie E. Wong sat down with Xpress Editor-in-chief Kale Williams. In part one of our three-part interview, Wong discusses his move to San Fra...

SF State President Leslie E. Wong talks politics over breakfast

SF State President Leslie E. Wong talks politics over breakfast

Charlotte Boudesteijn
November 6, 2012
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President Leslie E. Wong and his wife, Phyllis Wong, joined students for breakfast in the Café in the Park restaurant in Mary Park this morning. Wong hoped to encourage students to vote at the new campus polling place located in the Towers Conference Center. Along with speaking to students, Won...

President Leslie E. Wong torn between Giants and Tigers for World Series 2012

President Leslie E. Wong torn between Giants and Tigers for World Series 2012

Caitlin Byrne
October 24, 2012
Filed under News, Sports

There is no doubt that SF State students will be cheering on the San Francisco Giants in their first game against the Detroit Tigers tonight, but President Leslie E. Wong is stuck between Michigan ties and Bay Area roots. "I'm rooting for both teams," Wong said. During his time as president at Northern Michigan University, Wong develo...

SF State president Leslie E. Wong advocates for stronger focus on student athletics

Heather Ito
September 19, 2012
Filed under Sports

Former University President Robert A. Corrigan was rarely seen at any Gator practices. He barely attended any games. This president will. Among many other things on his agenda, SF State's new president, Leslie E. Wong is dedicated to renewing the University's focus on the sports program. “...

Students react to President Wong retirement announcement

Students react to President Wong retirement announcement

Sylvester Enriquez
October 8, 2018
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SF State President Leslie Wong announced on Monday, October 1, that he will be stepping down from his position as university president after the 2018-2019 school year. Shortly after his announcement, students on campus reacted to the news.  

SF State President Wong steps down

SF State President Leslie E. Wong announces his retirement effective July 30, 2019 after six years as the university’s leader. (David Rodriguez/Golden Gate Xpress)

Xpress Staff
October 2, 2018
Filed under Featured, News

SF State President Leslie Wong shocked students, staff and faculty on Monday morning when he announced that he would be stepping down effective July 30, 2019. On Monday morning, Oct. 1, Wong appeared alongside his wife in a solemn video announcing his departure without explanation. He was appointed i...

SF State President Leslie Wong ‘stepping down’

Leslie E. Wong, president of SF State discusses the challenges of telling the administrations stories more effectively and getting out into the public eye during the interview at SF State on Monday, Mar. 6, 2018. (David Rodriguez/Golden Gate Xpress)

Sylvie Sturm
October 1, 2018
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At 9:02 a.m. this morning, SF State President Leslie Wong announced that he is leaving his position. Seated next to his wife, Wong announced in a four-and-a-half minute video that he would be "stepping down" from his position on July 30, 2019. SF State University confirmed that Wong is retiring. He did...

President Wong fails to unify

President Wong fails to unify

Gracie Ngo and Gabriela Cezares-Lopez
April 4, 2018
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photo by Adelyn Tirado » WHAT HAPPENED « In the weeks following the campus-wide apology email February 23 from SF State President Leslie E. Wong to the Jewish community, the long-standing political and ideological tensions on campus reignited, tearing into the fabric of campus life. The two...

ASI president wants Wong gone

Jacqueline Foley, the president of Associated Students Inc. at SF State, is photographed on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (Adelyna Tirado & Aya Yoshida/Golden Gate Xpress)

Ruby Virchow and Lea Loeb
February 21, 2018
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Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) President Jacqueline Foley detailed her frustration with the mistreatment she and fellow students, staff, faculty and administrators received under SF State President Leslie Wong’s authority in a Statement that was emailed to Wong and his administration last week. “I have experienced horrific, disrespectful and appalling behavior f...

Jewish community lays blame on Wong

Department chair of Jewish studies, Fred Astern discusses the relationship between campus officials and the Jewish department on in his office located on campus on May 8, 2017. (Laila Rashada/ Xpress)

Audrey Garces
May 9, 2017
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Additional reporting by Ian Sumner Tensions are rising between pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian supporters on campus, as both groups speak out against the unsettling climate they feel the University administration has created. President Leslie E. Wong’s rocky history with the local Jewish communit...

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