Dang Yang is the Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. In this role, he leads the OMA team in providing direct services for students of color, supporting university wide efforts in equity and inclusion, and collaborates with stakeholders in strategic initiatives to foster a welcoming climate across the campus.
Prior to joining UWEC, Yang served as the Diversity Manager at Chippewa Valley Technical College, where he supported multicultural students, students with disabilities, international students, and nontraditional occupation students. In addition, Yang also spent a number of years serving as the Multicultural Recruitment & Retention Coordinator for the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, where he served as the Director of the TEACH Support Network, a program providing comprehensive support for traditionally underrepresented pre-service teachers in training.
Yang is a life-long learner who is passionate about student success. Yang’s research interests have included examining student leadership development among students of color, as well as exploring how dominant cultural narratives perpetuate inequities in higher education and its impacts on students of color. His academic background includes a B.A. in Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and an M.A. in Multicultural College Teaching & Learning from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Yang is an avid reader and enjoys active outdoor activities all year round.
B.A. in Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
M.A. in Multicultural College Teaching & Learning from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
National Association of Multicultural Education (N.A.M.E.)