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Dr. Ching-Hua Wang Dr. Ching-Hua Wang

President, Samuel Merritt University


Samuel Merritt University (SMU) has selected Dr. Ching-Hua Wang to serve as its next President, effective November 2018.

Dr. Wang currently serves as provost and vice president for academic affairs at California State University, Sacramento. Before joining Sacramento State, Dr. Wang served as dean of the School of Health and Natural Sciences at Dominican University of California, where she was also a professor of immunology and microbiology. Dr. Wang earned a medical degree from Beijing Medical College and a master’s degree in immunology from Beijing Medical University, as well as a doctorate in immunology from Cornell University.

Wang was one of the original 13 faculty members recruited to start California State University Channel Islands in 2001. She served as director for the Bridges Stem Cell Research Training Program, chair of several health science programs, and director of the Master of Science in Biotech and Bioinformatics program as well as special assistant to the provost.

David Bellshaw led this search with Cati Mitchell-Crossley and Sheila Bharucha-Burgess.

For further information, read the press release here.