Wilder President and CEO to Become Inaugural Dean of College of Health at St. Thomas University


Wilder President and CEO MayKao Y. Hang will become Vice President and Inaugural Dean of the College of Health in fall 2019. 

During her tenure as president and CEO of the Wilder Foundation, MayKao pushed to grow many services and broad-scale community initiatives. She has been a steadfast advocate for racial equity and a leading voice for systems change to benefit multiple generations.

“To say she will be missed at Wilder is an understatement,” Wilder Board Chair Julie Brunner said. “I also know MayKao will continue to be a force for change in the community and a close friend of Wilder no matter where she takes her career. I am excited for her to pursue her passion for transforming health systems through a new generation of leaders.”

MayKao will remain at Wilder through October to assist with a smooth transition. The Wilder Board of directors has already begun a search process to identify the organization’s next president and CEO.

For more information about MayKao’s new role, see St. Thomas Announces Founding Dean for College of Health.