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Les Wong


President of San Francisco State University


Years served in his prior role, president of Northern Michigan University


Age when the California native met his future wife, Phyllis, at Oakland’s Bishop O’Dowd High School


Hours spent with Phyllis in an igloo they built together at 9,000-feet elevation on Mt. Rainier


Book recommendations from recent reading: “The Shadow of the Wind” by Carlos Zafón and Lucia Graves, “Woman in the Dunes” by Kobo Abe, “The Edge of Sadness” by Edwin O’Connor and “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak



Degrees: Ph.D., Educational Psychol- ogy and M.S., Experimental Psychology, Eastern Washington University; B.A., Psychology, Gonzaga University



Endowed gift, establishing the Dr. Leslie and Phyllis Wong Scholarship, made to SF State’s Students First campaign, prior to the start of his presidency


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