Chico State names Student Affairs VP

Alumnus Milton Lang vows to support student development

Photo by Jason Halley

The search for Chico State’s vice president of Student Affairs has ended, with alumnus Milton Lang replacing Drew Calandrella, who retired over the summer.

Lang graduated 25 years ago with a degree in social work and went on to earn his master’s in education and doctorate in higher education administration from Washington State University. He returns to Chico from UC Davis, where he had served as associate vice chancellor for student life, campus community and retention services since 2013.

Lang (pictured) says he’s prepared to address critical issues facing students, such as affordability and mental health. “As a team, we will work diligently to support students’ personal and professional development, enhance their campus engagement and sense of belonging, and assist them in reaching their educational goals and career aspirations,” he said in a press release.