Angela Chong appointed as vice president for student life

June 4, 2024

President Scholz sent the following message to faculty, staff, and students on Wednesday, June 5, 2024.

Dear University of Oregon community members,  

photo of Angela Chong, vice president for student life

I am pleased to announce that Angela Chong will join the University of Oregon as our new vice president for student life. Angela has 26 years of experience leading teams and building programs in student affairs in a broad range of higher educational settings, from small private to large public institutions. We were particularly impressed by her demonstrated strategic leadership and innovation and her orientation toward enhancing operations and systems. She championed student success within inclusive campus communities.

Angela is currently the associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Florida State University. During her six years there, she is credited with advancing and improving numerous student success programs. This includes launching a strategic plan for the university’s health and wellness initiatives, working to re-envision holistic student support and success, and helping to raise $1 million dollars for the student emergency fund, food pantry, and a collegiate recovery program that she established. She also served on her institution’s strategic planning committee, advocating to improve healthy student environments.

Prior to Florida State, she also served as the assistant vice president for student affairs at the College of New Jersey. She has extensive management experience and has served in three cabinet-level positions, including interim vice president for student affairs at two institutions.

Angela earned a bachelor of science degree in communications from Southeast Missouri State University, a master of science in higher education and student affairs from Indiana University, followed by a juris doctorate in higher education law and policy from Stetson University.

I am very grateful to Kris Winter who has served as interim vice president for student life, leading with commitment to the division and with a student-centered approach since July 2022. I am appreciative of all she has contributed to the university, including in her prior roles as dean of students and associate vice president.

I also want to thank the members of the search committee, led by Clark Honors College Dean Carol Stabile, for their time and dedication to this search process.

Angela will begin her position on August 15. Please join me in congratulating and welcoming her.


Karl Scholz