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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

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...

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

Xpress Staff February 22, 2013

[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...

President Leslie E. Wong discusses Proposition 30 funds distribution

Kale Williams February 7, 2013

[soundcloud url="" params="" width=" 100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] At the outset of his second semester as president of SF State, Leslie E. Wong sat down...

SF State President Leslie E. Wong talks politics over breakfast

Charlotte Boudesteijn November 6, 2012

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...

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

Caitlin Byrne October 24, 2012

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...

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

Heather Ito September 19, 2012

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...

Students react to President Wong retirement announcement

Students react to President Wong retirement announcement

Sylvester Enriquez October 8, 2018

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...

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)

SF State President Wong steps down

Xpress Staff October 2, 2018

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...

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)

SF State President Leslie Wong ‘stepping down’

Sylvie Sturm October 1, 2018

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...

President Wong fails to unify

President Wong fails to unify

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...

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)

ASI president wants Wong gone

Ruby Virchow and Lea Loeb February 21, 2018

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...

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)

Jewish community lays blame on Wong

Audrey Garces May 9, 2017

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...

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