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Western Oklahoma State College and its summer enrichment program Kid’s College will welcome Dr. Frank Wang, President of the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics to the campus Monday, June 2, at 11 a.m. Dr. Wang will speak to students in the Kid’s College program and faculty and staff in room H-9 in the Fine Arts Wing of the college. The event is free and the public is also invited to attend. Dr. Wang will speak about his academic and professional development.

Dr. Wang joined the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics as its President in August 2012. He succeeded Dr. Edna McDuffie Manning, who had served as the school’s president since its inception.

Dr. Wang earned his Bachelor of Arts in Math from Princeton University in 1986 and his Doctorate in Pure Math from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1991. As a graduate student, he co-authored a widely used high school calculus textbook. After graduation from MIT, he went to work at Saxon Publishers, Inc., where he later became its President in 1994. Under his leadership, Saxon Publishers, Inc. grew to become a major textbook publisher, with 250 employees and annual sales approaching $100 million.

In 2003, Dr. Wang left his position as chairman of Saxon Publishers to pursue his lifelong passion and desire for teaching. He taught at OSSM and OU and started a special after-school school for middle school students in Norman, Oklahoma.

In 2006, Dr. Wang moved to Plano, Texas and ran his own education business, Wang Education LLC. In 2010-2011, he was a teaching fellow with the Alexander Dawson Foundation Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Dr. Wang has spoken to teachers and/or students in the New York City Public Schools, Los Angeles Unified School District, Chicago Public Schools, Washington DC Public Schools, and numerous other schools, large and small, public and private, throughout the country (as well as Managua, Nicaragua).

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