ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (May 27, 2011) – University of South Florida St. Petersburg named Julie M. Wong as regional associate vice chancellor for student affairs, effective August 1. Wong currently serves as vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Colorado at Boulder, a position she has held since 2008.
As associate vice chancellor for student affairs at USFSP, Wong will serve as the chief student affairs officer and will sit on the university’s leadership team. She will direct functions focused on creating and maintaining a university experience that promotes and celebrates student engagement. Wong will oversee areas such as student organizations, student government, multicultural affairs, recreation, civic engagement, leadership development, residence life, counseling, the career center, disability services, volunteer services, and financial aid.
“It is my pleasure to welcome Dr. Wong to the USF St. Petersburg community,” said Regional Chancellor Margaret Sullivan. “We are an institution on the move and Dr. Wong’s ideas, energy and background will be an incredible asset to the students, faculty and staff at USFSP.”
Wong’s arrival coincides with a transformational time in student life at USFSP with the construction of the University Student Center and renovation of the Student Life Center, both expected to be complete in August 2012. The center will add a second residence hall to USFSP, provide a dining facility and include a ballroom and meeting spaces.
Wong will report to Norine Noonan, regional vice chancellor for academic affairs.
“With the addition of the student center, we want to focus on strengthening the partnership between academic affairs and student affairs,” Noonan said. “Dr. Wong’s extensive experience in leading large student affairs operations at major institutions throughout the country will significantly benefit USFSP as we move forward.”
Prior to her work in Colorado, Wong served as associate vice president and dean of students at the University of Texas at El Paso (2004-2008). Wong served as dean of student affairs, Sixth College at the University of California, San Diego (2001-04) and as associate dean of students for campus life and director of student activities at Chapman University (1999-2001). She also served as assistant director of residence life at California State University, Los Angeles (1992-99).
“I am extremely impressed by the faculty, staff and students at USF St. Petersburg,” Wong said. “I am grateful for the opportunity to become a part of the USFSP community and lead student affairs during such an exciting time for the university.”
Wong holds a bachelor’s degree in recreation and leisure studies from San Jose State University, a Master of Arts in college and university administration from Michigan State University and a PhD in educational policy, planning and administration from the University of Southern California.
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