Vice President for Student Life

Nancy Wada McKee

Nancy Wada-McKee, Ed.D

Recognizing the power that higher education has to transform lives, Dr. Nancy Wada-McKee has dedicated her professional career to working with students in colleges and universities. Since joining Cal State LA in 2008, she has provided effective and welcome leadership on a number of fronts and maintained student success and well-being as top priorities at every point. 

As Vice President for Student Life, Dr. Wada-McKee helps create a vibrant campus environment where students have opportunities to make meaningful connections, become student leaders, break out of their comfort zone and learn from students of varied backgrounds.

Before her current role, Dr. Wada-McKee served as Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and interim Senior Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management. Prior to arriving at Cal State LA, she held administrative positions at the Art Institute of California, Columbia University, Purdue University, Cal State Long Beach and Scripps College.

Dr. Wada-McKee has a bachelor’s in psychology and sociology from UC Berkeley, a master’s in counseling from San Francisco State University, and a doctorate from California Lutheran University.