Office of the President

Leslie E. Wong, President, San Francisco State University

Dr. Leslie E. Wong serves as president of San Francisco State University, one of the nation’s premier urban comprehensive universities offering baccalaureate degrees in 123 academic areas, 27 credential programs, 35 certificate programs, 62 master’s degrees, and four doctoral degrees. He leads more than 3,000 faculty and staff as they serve a student population of more than 30,000.

Dr. Wong is committed to providing SF State students with an exceptional educational experience forged in the intellectual energy of one of the world’s most innovative cities and fostered by the diversity, creativity and dedication of SF State’s faculty, staff, students and alumni. SF State graduates approximately 8,000 students per year and boasts a Gator alumni family that is more than 200,000 strong. SF State’s distinguished alumni can be found in virtually every walk of life. Their accomplishments include 10 Pulitzer prizes, 15 Oscars, the invention of the microprocessor, and (jointly with SF State faculty) the discovery of the first exo- planets beyond the solar system.

Dr. Wong is devoted to moving San Francisco State forward to achieve its full potential. He co-chaired the recently completed strategic planning process that produced a value- driven road- map to advance the University’s goals. He also launched SF State’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign to provide the resources necessary to support the needs of SF State students in the 21st century as well as the innovative research and creative projects of SF State students and faculty. Early campaign success contributed to new scholarship funds, the renovation of the SF State gym and the revitalization of the athletics program.

Dr. Wong serves on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Colleges and Universities and is a member of the National Collegiate Athletics Association’s Division II President’s Council. He is a member of the California State University’s Ethnic Studies Task Force and is an active Board member of both the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and the Bay Area Council. Dr. Wong received the 2014 Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education (APAHE) President's Award in recognition of his outstanding leadership and contributions to the field of higher education.

Prior to his appointment at San Francisco State in 2012, Dr. Wong served as president of Northern Michigan University. Earlier in his career he held executive leadership positions at Valley City State University, the University of Southern Colorado, and Evergreen State College.

Dr. Wong holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Gonzaga University, a master’s degree in Experimental Psychology from Eastern Washington University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Washington State University. He maintains research interests in educational technology, academic assessment and the role of under-represented minorities in the academy.

Office of the President Cabinet Summary by Division and Department Group/Area

Cabinet Division Department Group/Area 2015-16
Initial Budget
(A)
2015-16
Revised Budget
(B)
2015-16
Actuals
(C)
2016-17
Initial Budget
(D)
2015-16 Revised Budget to
2015-16 Actuals Variance
(B-C)
2016-17 Initial Budget to
2015-16 Actuals Variance
(D-C)
Office of the President              
  President's Administration President's Office 2,875,096 2,028,296 1,250,434 1,361,947 777,862 111,513
                 
    Office of the President Total Expenditures (not including Benefits) 2,875,096 2,028,296 1,250,434 1,361,947 777,862 111,513
                 
    Office of the President Benefits Total* - 448,501 441,097 436,897 7,404 (4,200)
                 
    Office of the President Total 2,875,096 2,476,797 1,691,531 1,798,844 785,266 107,313
*Benefits are budgeted centrally and then allocated throughout the year. The benefit amount reflected in the 16‐17 Budget Column is a projected figure.

Budget Detail

Expense Type Budget Category 2015-16
Initial Budget
(A)
2015-16
Revised Budget
(B)
2015-16
Actuals
(C)
2016-17
Initial Budget
(D)
2015-16 Revised Budget to
2015-16 Actuals Variance
(B-C)
2016-17 Initial Budget to
2015-16 Actuals Variance
(D-C)
               
Revenues              
  General Fund Allocation - - - - - -
  Reimbursed Release Time - NR101 - - - - - -
  Indirect Cost Recovery - Overhead Distribution - - - - - -
  Total Revenue Allocation - - - - - -
               
Total Revenues              
               
Expenditures              
  Salaries 1,022,824 1,008,441 951,571 982,350 56,870 30,779
  Reimbursed Release Time - - - - - -
  Total Salaries and Reimbursed Release Time 1,022,824 1,008,441 951,571 982,350 56,870 30,779
               
  Operating Expenses 1,852,272 1,019,855 298,863 379,597 720,992 80,734
               
Total Expenditures (not including Benefits) 2,875,096 2,028,296 1,250,434 1,361,947 777,862 111,513
               
  Benefits* - 448,501 441,097 436,897 7,404 (4,200)
Total Expenditures and Benefits: 2,875,096 2,476,797 1,691,531 1,798,844 785,266 107,313
               
Results of Operations            
  Transfers To - - - - - -
  Transfers From - - - - - -
  Total Funding Transfers To/(From) - - - - - -
               
Total Expenses and Funding Transfers 2,875,096 2,476,797 1,691,531 1,798,844 785,266 107,313
*Benefits are budgeted centrally and then allocated throughout the year. The benefit amount reflected in the 16-17 Budget Column is a projected figure.