University Diversity Officer

Position Details

California State University, East Bay has announced the appointment of Kathleen Wong(Lau), Ph.D., as the incoming University Diversity Officer. She will join Cal State East Bay on January 17, 2023. Dr. Wong(Lau) currently serves as the Chief Diversity Officer at San Jose State University, a Cabinet-level position she has held for the last six-and-a-half years. Prior to that, she served as the Executive Director of the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE). She was concurrently the Director of the Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies at the University of Oklahoma, where she taught the doctoral seminar on Diversity in Higher Education. She earned her B.A. in Speech Communication from California State University, Hayward (now Cal State East Bay), and her Ph.D. in Intercultural Communication from Arizona State University. Read more here.