The Wang Center opened in 2002 thanks to the vision of donors Peter ('60) and Grace Wang. With their endowment gift, the Wangs have emphasized the role education can play in building a more peaceful world and recognized an opportunity to further PLU's ability to prepare students for lives of leadership and service in an interconnected world.
Both are first-generation Americans. Peter Wang graduated from PLU in 1960 and later earned a Ph.D. in probability theory at Wayne State University. Grace Wang holds a Ph.D. in chemistry, also from Wayne State University. The Wangs have enjoyed careers in teaching and research, success in real estate acquisition and management, and committed lives as volunteers and philanthropists.
The Wang Center for Global Education focuses on PLU's efforts to educate for a just, healthy, sustainable and peaceful world.