Washington STEM announced Milton Lang as the education nonprofit’s new CEO. He has a doctorate in higher education administration from Washington State University and was most recently vice president of student services at Ohlone College in Fremont, Calif.
Lang succeeds former Washington STEM CEO Angela Jones after a nationwide search funded in part by Jones’ new employer, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
“Milton brings seasoned leadership, deep experience in education, and a longtime commitment to paving the way for students of color and those who have been systemically underserved or excluded,” said Liz Tinkham, Washington STEM board chair.
Prior to Ohlone College, Lang was VP of student affairs and chief diversity officer at California State University, Chico. He also held roles overseeing student life at University of California, Davis and Washington State University.
The Seattle region recently topped 100 U.S. metro areas ranking the best place for professionals in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs.
The Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue area was compared across 19 key metrics, ranging from percentage of workforce in STEM; STEM employment growth; median wage for STEM workers; quality of engineering universities; and more.
The Seattle region was No. 1 in professional opportunities and outpaced cities such as Austin, Boston, Madison, Wisc., and Minneapolis in the top five. [24×7]