Ching-Hua Wang
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
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Academic Affairs
Sacramento State

6000 J Street 
Sacramento, CA 95819-6016 
Phone: (916) 278-6331 
Fax: (916) 278-7648

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Meet the Provost

Ching-Hua Wang received her medical degree from Beijing Medical College, an MS in Immunology from Beijing University, and a PhD in Immunology from Cornell University. In February 2017, she was appointed as the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at California State University, Sacramento. From 2012 to January 2017, she served as Dean of School of Health and Natural Sciences at Dominican University of California. She led institutional change and managed the largest personnel, budget, and facilities on campus. She was instrumental in leading the efforts in developing and implementing eight new academic programs, including the MS in Physician Assistant Studies and the Internationally Educated Nurses programs as well as establishing ties with international educational institutions. She led the health science building renovation project after successfully raising $8.5M from a private donor to support the project. She also led strategic planning and accreditation efforts for the school. She worked on the risk management team and with the board of trustees.

From 2009 to 2012, she served as Special Assistant to the Provost at California State University (CSU) Channel Islands. She managed the budget planning process for Academic Affairs and the university, established community partnerships, facilitated the university strategic initiatives, secured and managed institutional grants, raised funds from private sources, corporations, and federal agencies, led campus emergency management, and developed international relations. She was the Director of two professional science master’s programs from 2005 to 2012. From 2001-2009, she was appointed as Chair of multiple science/health science programs.

In 2001, she became one of 13 founding faculty members and one of six tenured professors to start CSU Channel Islands. She worked closely with colleagues in starting, advancing, and growing the university. In addition to teaching and research, she played important leadership roles in strategic planning, university/academic program planning, budget planning, program assessment, and accreditation, recruitment and evaluation of senior administrators, cohorts of faculty, staff, and students, development of university policies and procedures, enrollment management, science building project, and community engagement. She led the development and implementation of eight science and health science programs. From 1990 to 2001, she was a tenure-track assistant professor and later a tenured associate professor and professor at CSU, San Bernardino.

Dr. Wang has led collective efforts in development and implementation of a total of 16 new academic programs and effectively managed human, fiscal, and physical resources for a total of 21 academic programs from 2001 to 2017. She has been tenured at CSU San Bernardino, CSU Channel Islands, and Dominican University of California. She is an author of over 50 peer-reviewed publications and has obtained over $11.3M funds from private sources and corporations and $15M in grants. She served on national and regional boards and has received many awards from the CSU System and regional and national organizations. 


Cheryl J. Johnson 
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