MayKao Hang

Founding Dean

College of Health, University of St. Thomas




After nearly a decade leading the Wilder Foundation, MayKao Hang recently was selected by St. Thomas to establish a College of Health. University president Julie Sullivan chose Hang because of her breadth of professional experience and ability to educate health care providers who can address disparities among low-income and minority communities. Hang will reimagine the substance and delivery of education, which will include how practitioners can find innovative solutions to systemic problems such as access and cost. Hang, who previously chaired the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis’ board, wants to emphasize community-oriented care that keeps people healthy, mentally and physically.