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First woman president of SF State begins term this summer

First woman president of SF State begins term this summer

Julie Parker and Robert Juarez
May 22, 2019
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Lynn Mahoney, current provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at CSU Los Angeles, will become the first woman to serve as president of SF State after President Leslie Wong retires in July, according to a statement from the University released Wednesday. Mahoney will begin her tenure at SF State in...

Community airs frustration with administration at President Search Forum

An audience member addresses a panel of administrators and one student at the SF State Presidential Search Committee open forum on Feb. 5. Photo by Shaylyn Martos

Robert Juarez
February 13, 2019
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SF State students, faculty and staff told members of the Trustees Committee for the Selection of the President what they hope to see in the person hired to fill outgoing President Leslie Wong’s shoes in an open forum held in the McKenna Theater on Tuesday, Feb. 5. Members of the SF State community took the o...

President search needs voices

Leslie E. Wong, president of SF State talks about the good around campus like the amount of students attending SF State tuition free. According to Mr. Wong 55 to 60 percent pay no tuition. (David Rodriguez/Golden Gate Xpress)

Xpress Editors
February 12, 2019
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As President Leslie Wong’s turbulent tenure leading SF State comes to an end, we believe our next president should be more transparent and accountable to the most important constituency groups — teachers, staff and students. Last fall, Wong announced that he is retiring at the end of July. ...

Campus holds open search for president

Leslie E. Wong, president of SF State talks about the good around campus like the amount of students attending SF State tuition free. According to Mr. Wong 55 to 60 percent pay no tuition. (David Rodriguez/Golden Gate Xpress)

Celine Herrera
February 5, 2019
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The CSU Board of Trustees is conducting an open search to find a qualified candidate to succeed President Leslie E. Wong, who announced last fall he would be retiring at the end of July.   It’s the beginning of what is a long road ahead in the search for the next SF State president.   “This...

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
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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...

President’s Campus Climate Task Force Suspended

Kelly Rodriguez Murillo and Gabriela Cazares-Lopez
December 13, 2017
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Months after it was assembled, SF State University President Leslie Wong’s Task Force on Campus Climate has been suspended after several of its members have resigned. Four out of 17 members have resigned due to the task force’s inability to be inclusive, according to Rachael Cunningham, the stud...

Lack of University involvement in lawsuit frustrates both plaintiffs and defendants

Kelly Rodriguez Murillo
November 6, 2017
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*For safety reasons, a source's last name was retracted from this article. The trial for the lawsuit filed by Jewish San Francisco State University students and alumni is this week, Nov. 8, and the University has yet to be transparent with the position they are going to take with both the defendant...

Students sue university

Students sue university

Brian Neumann
August 30, 2017
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[media-credit id=477 align="alignnone" width="800"][/media-credit] ***Clarification: A previous version of this article wrote that the University filed a motion with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California dismissing the complaint. The correct phrasing is that the Unive...

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