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Dr. Ching-Hua Wang named as Sac State’s new provost

Ching-Hua Wang Sacramento State will have a new provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, starting in the Spring 2017 semester: Dr. Ching-Hua Wang, dean of the School of Health and Natural Sciences at Dominican University of California.

President Robert S. Nelsen made the announcement today about the University’s second-highest position, which leads seven academic colleges, the University Library, and the College of Continuing Education. “I am confident that Dr. Wang will help us continue to excel in our mission to provide a high-quality education for our students,” Nelsen said. “I look forward to working together to improve our students’ time to degree and their research experiences.”

At Dominican, where she also has been a professor of immunology and microbiology, Wang managed all extramural grants on the San Rafael campus, raising $9.3 million from private sources and corporations. Before joining Dominican, she was one of the original 13 faculty recruited out of more than 2,300 applicants in 2001 to launch CSU Channel Islands in Camarillo.

Wang is excited about her new role, which starts Feb. 1. “I’d like to join my new colleagues at Sacramento State to make the University a leader in the California State University system for its educational distinction, innovative programs, inclusive and caring culture, and organic relationships with regional and global communities,” she said.
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