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Samuel Vang


  • Academic Advisor
  • Community Faculty


  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, General
    University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse

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Spring 2024


Sam Vang has been at the university since 1998. His training and background is in Student and Leadership Development. In addition to working full-time as an academic advisor in the College of Management (since 2007), he also teaches a course every spring for the College of Liberal Arts in the Ethnic, Gender, Historical, and Philosophical Studies Department.

Prior to the College of Management, Vang also worked in the following departments at the university: Asian American Student Services, New Student Advising, International Student Services, and Dean of Students Office. Previously, he worked at two other higher education institutions: the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire and the University of Wisconsin La Crosse. There, his roles were diversity trainer, admissions recruiter, advisor, student services coordinator, and student leadership trainer/coordinator.

Outside of work, Sam is an avid mountain biker, traveler, hiker and outdoor enthusiast. In the spring and summer, you will most likely find him on one of the Twin Cities mountain bike trails or out on a lake fishing with his son. From late summer to late fall, you will find him hiking or camping at one of the Minnesota State parks or the National Parks. Winter is when Sam hibernates.