Wang Awards 2022

The Wang Family Excellence Award

The Wang Family Excellence Award recognizes four outstanding faculty members and one outstanding staff member who, through extraordinary commitment and dedication, have distinguished themselves through exemplary contributions and achievements. Their activities advance the California State University’s mission, contribute to student success, bring benefit and credit to the CSU, and enhance excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. Each recipient receives a $20,000 award.

The Wang Family Excellence Award was originally established in 1998 when then-CSU Trustee Stanley Wang provided $1 million to recognize the remarkable contributions of faculty and staff over a 10-year period. Trustee Emeritus Wang generously agreed to reinstate the award in 2015. In January 2017, Mr. Wang endowed the program with a $2.5 million gift, allowing the CSU to recognize outstanding faculty and staff for years to come. Mr. Wang’s generous contributions to the CSU total $3.8 million to date.

Meet the 2023 Awardees

It is my great honor to confer the 2023 Wang Family Excellence Award to five extraordinary individuals for whom these vital connections are paramount. Each year since 1998, the CSU has rewarded outstanding faculty and staff for their remarkable contributions to student success, and no other class than 2023’s has better exemplified the CSU’s core mission."

—Interim Chancellor Joelene Koester

About the Donor​

Stanley Wang is the founder and leader of Pantronix Corporation and a committed supporter of higher education.

Read About Stanley Wang

2023 Nominees

The campus presidents of the California State University nominated a stellar list of faculty and staff members for this year’s awards.​

Meet the Nominees​