On behalf of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty...
Dear Dominican community,
Please join me in congratulating Dr. Ching-Hua Wang on being named as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Sacramento State University.
Ching has made a tremendous difference during her almost five years at Dominican. While we will all be sorry to see her go, I am also pleased that her talent is being recognized more widely. During her time at Dominican, she oversaw the transformation of Meadowlands into a state-of-the-art health sciences facility; guided the development of the Public Health program and the upcoming launch of the new Physician Assistant program and the inter-school Master’s in Healthcare Leadership; strengthened student outcomes in the Department of Nursing and supported the rapid growth of our non-degree program for international nurses; and managed all extramural grants for the School. Under Ching's leadership, the School raised more than $9 million from external sources.
At the core of Ching’s work at Dominican has been her commitment to the academic development of students and professional development of faculty, and she has supported numerous opportunities for faculty and students to present their work at both national and international conferences. She has embodied Dominican’s mission and our dual commitment to liberal arts learning and professional education.
At Sacramento State, Ching will hold the University’s second-highest position. Academic Affairs is the largest unit on campus, made up of the seven academic colleges, the University Library, and the College of Continuing Education.
She begins her new position at Sacramento State on Feb. 1, 2017. We will hold a campus-wide farewell in the New Year. Ching has kept me and President Marcy informed as this opportunity has emerged, giving us the time to ensure a solid succession plan for HNS leadership will be in place by January.