Yuying Tsong, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President, Student Success

yuying tsongYuying Tsong is a psychologist and full professor in the Department of Human Services in the College of Health and Human Development and served as the Director of the University Honors Program since 2021. They have served the campus in various capacities, including the Academic Senate, Faculty Affairs Committee, Racial Bias Curriculum Building Task Force, and the HHD Climate and Cultural Inclusion Task Force and Faculty Search Equity Advocate. Nationally, Dr. Tsong serves on the American Psychological Association Board of Convention Affairs and is Past President and fellow of the Society for the Psychology of Women. Dr. Tsong’s research and professional activities center on help-seeking and healing, especially in racial/ethnic/sexual/gender/immigrants and other minoritized communities, Asian American mental health, body wellness, and intergenerational care. Trained as a scientist-practitioner, Dr. Tsong’s backgrounds also includes work in University Counseling Center as a staff psychologist, learning disability assessment at University Disability Support Services, and psychological services provider in community mental health. Dr. Tsong has been recognized nationally and on campus for their work with students.

Roles and Responsibilities


  • Lead and develop initiatives to facilitate student success
  • Lead two areas in our division: Academic Advising and the Office Registration and Records
  • Support and facilitate campus efforts to student success in retention and completion, which can include enrollment, orientation, and registration
  • Connect with other units on campus (e.g. colleges, student affairs) to have a holistic approach toward student success
  • Lead and develop initiatives to accomplish GI 2025
  • Lead and develop to address initiatives to address equity gaps in student success outcomes