Office of the President
  • President
    Leslie E. "Les" Wong
  • President's Office
    602 Cohodas Administrative Center
    Phone: (906) 227-2242
    Fax: (906) 227-2249
  • Office Staff
    Carol Bergman
    Theresa Nease
    Sally Roo

NMU President Leslie E. Wong


Leslie E. “Les” Wong

Career at a Glance

  • Northern Michigan University. President, July 1, 2004-present
  • Valley City State University in North Dakota. Vice president for academic affairs, 1999-2004
  • University of Southern Colorado, Pueblo. Provost and academic vice president, 1996-99; interim president, Jan. 1 to June 30, 1997
  • The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash. Academic dean, 1990-96; faculty member, 1988-1996
  • Pierce College in Tacoma, Wash. Psychology instructor, 1974-1988; women’s varsity tennis coach, 1975-1981


Ph.D. Educational Psychology, Washington State University, 1986
M.S. Experimental Psychology, Eastern Washington University, 1974
B.A. Psychology, Gonzaga University (Spokane, Wash.), 1972

Personal Information

  • Married to Phyllis Wong
  • Three grown sons: Isaac, Nathan, and Brian
  • Interests: outdoor recreation (running, fly fishing, alpine backpacking, canoeing, baseball); reading ethnic and civil war literature; and collecting antique measuring instruments