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Student input in accreditation preserves University progress

Xpress Staff
March 6, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Accreditation: one of the main things that keeps our departments and University administration sitting up straight and keeping tidy. Accreditation is an evaluation of a university’s ability to meet its own goals and mission. Upon gaining accreditation, that university is considered part of the appro...

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. “...

SF State VP of student affairs and dean of students Penny Saffold retires

Heather Ito
September 14, 2012
Filed under News

UPDATE 7:30 p.m., Sept. 17: SF State president Leslie E. Wong said Volkert is a dependable person to fill in for Saffold's position. "All are in agreement that Dr. Jo Volkert will be a highly capable interim VP, and we are fortunate to have her in this role," Wong said in an email. According to Wong, Saffold...

Q&A: Les Wong on being ‘catalyst for a new vision’ at SF State

Matt Maxion
August 28, 2012
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There was quite a bit of criticism of the CSU trustees when they approved a 10 percent raise that you got over President Corrigan. I'm wondering what your response is to that criticism? Ellen Griffin: Can I just correct that? It was actually 9 percent. LW: San Francisco State is one of the most prestig...

Q&A: Les Wong on being 'a catalyst for a new vision' at SF State

Q&A: Les Wong on being 'a catalyst for a new vision' at SF State

Kale Williams
August 28, 2012
Filed under Uncategorized

Among the new faces on campus this semester will be that of Dr. Leslie E. Wong, SF State's new president. Wong hails from Northern Michigan University, a University much smaller than SF State, where he focused on forging connections with both students and faculty. Golden Gate Xpress Editor-in-chief Kale Williams had the pleasure of sitting down wi...

CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed announces retirement after serving 14 years

CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed announces retirement after serving 14 years

Angela Raiford
May 24, 2012
Filed under News

Charles B. Reed, chancellor of the California State University system, has announced his retirement after 14 years. "Our campuses have continued to flourish even in the face of budgetary challenges and tremendous growth. Throughout my time here, the CSU has grown by more than 100,000 students, and I...

New SF State president Leslie Wong prepares for first semester

Kale Williams
May 16, 2012
Filed under Uncategorized

As this year’s class of graduating seniors walk the stage, receive their degrees and flip their tassels, another familiar face will be departing campus for the last time as President Robert A. Corrigan retires. Just as thousands of incoming freshmen will take the places of those seniors, a new presi...

Ed Lee to keynote SF State commencement ceremony

Ed Lee to keynote SF State commencement ceremony

Brad Wilson
May 16, 2012
Filed under Uncategorized

Edwin Lee, who became San Francisco’s first elected Asian-American mayor earlier this year, will be the keynote speaker at the SF State commencement ceremony May 19. “The mayor is a strong supporter of higher education who appreciates the contributions SF State makes to the economic, cultural ...

Xpress welcomes the new SF State president

Xpress Staff
May 11, 2012
Filed under Opinion

Leslie E. Wong of Northern Michigan University was appointed as SF State's new president yesterday. While Wong is sure to be inundated with suggestions on how to best fill the shoes of the long-serving President Corrigan, Xpress thought we would throw our two cents into the conversation: Welcome! T...

New SF State president looking forward to student engagement

New SF State president looking forward to student engagement

Kale Williams
May 10, 2012
Filed under News

Dr. Leslie Wong is trading the snowy winters of the northern Michigan peninsula for the foggy summers of San Francisco as the incoming president of SF State. Wong, 62, who prefers to be called Les, has served as president of Northern Michigan University since 2004, and was originally drawn to San F...

New SF State president is Leslie Wong of Northern Michigan University

Xpress Staff
May 10, 2012
Filed under News

Leslie E. Wong has been announced as the new president of SF State today. The former president of Northern Michigan University will replace President Robert A. Corrigan as the 13th president of SF State and is expected to start Aug. 1. "I am pleased and honored to be chosen as the next president of...

Student Health Center fee increase proves beneficial for SF State students

Xpress Staff
May 3, 2012
Filed under Opinion

When was the last time you made an important phone call at 4 a.m.? While drunk dials and ordering a late-night pizza might be the only time you reach for the phone past midnight, what if you were experiencing a medical issue and wanted to talk to a medical professional? Now, a group of students is lobby...

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