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SF State University celebrates its new President Leslie E. Wong

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PRESIDENT LESLIE_E_WONG_-_SF_STATE_UNIVERSITY_2013-03-07_at_12.59.28_AMNew President Leslie E. Wong SF State University Photo: CA State University

 

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A week-long celebration begins March 9 to 15, 2013 to commemorate the investiture of San Francisco State University's 13th President, Leslie E. Wong.

The formal investiture of President Wong will take place Thursday March 14, at 2pm in McKenna Theatre on campus.

A celebration dinner honoring President Wong's investiture, and the induction of alumni into the SF State Alumni Hall of Fame will take place on Friday March 15 at the historic Julia Morgan Ballroom in downtown San Francisco.

The celebration dinner will be emceed by author and former senior editor of Rolling Stone magazine Ben Fong-Torres, also a San Francisco State Hall of Famer.

After a nationwide search, the California State University Board of Trustees named Dr. Leslie E. Wong, as president of San Francisco State University last May, 2012. Dr. Wong, was the head of Northern Michigan University since 2004. San Francisco State University has a campus of nearly 30,000 students.

Dr. Wong is a native of Oakland, California. His mother is of Mexican descent from a family of farm workers. His father is Chinese American, and was an executive of the National Dollar Store.

The full schedule of week-long events are listed at presidentialinvestiture.sfsu.edu

http://presidentialinvestiture.sfsu.edu/content/leslie-e-wong-phd-13th-president-san-francisco-state-university