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Meet the President

S. Stan Lan
PhD in Education
MS in Electrical Engineering
MS in Education
BS in Engineering
Background: Prior to joining WTU, President Lan served in various leadership positions, including serving as a faculty/department chair at West Virginia University – Institute of Technology, an academic dean and a campus chief academic officer at DeVry University Chicago area campuses, and most recently, the chief institutional research officer at Seattle Pacific University.

After coming to the United States, Stan earned two masters’ degrees: an Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Northern Illinois University, and a Master of Science degree in Education, also from Northern Illinois University.

Stan completed his Ph.D. at Colorado State University in Educational Leadership with concentration coursework in Advanced Data Analytics.

President Lan and his wife have two adult sons. The elder son, Joe, is working as a senior manager in business development at Amazon, and the younger one, Michael, is currently a medical student.