Frank Wu


Queens College, CUNY

Frank H. Wu was named president of Queens College, The City University of New York (CUNY), effective July 2020. Wu previously served as chancellor and dean, and then William L. Prosser Distinguished Professor at University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. Before joining UC Hastings, he was a member of the faculty at Howard University for a decade. He served as dean of Wayne State University Law School in his hometown of Detroit; he has been a visiting professor at University of Michigan; an adjunct professor at Columbia University; and a Thomas C. Grey Teaching Fellow at Stanford University. He taught at the Peking University School of Transnational Law, and at Johns Hopkins University twice. In his leadership roles at Queens College, UC Hastings and Wayne, as well as on the faculty at Howard, he was the first Asian American to serve in such a capacity. 


The American-born son of Chinese immigrants, Wu is the author of Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White, which was immediately reprinted in hardcover, and co-author of Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment, and has written numerous articles in prominent national publications. 

Wu received a BA from the Johns Hopkins University and a JD with honors from the University of Michigan. He completed the Management Development Program of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.