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SAN JOSE, CA – San Jose State President Mohammad Qayoumi delivered the Fall Welcome Address at noon Aug. 27 in the new Student Union ballroom. The address was open to the campus community and media. In addition, the event was streamed live on the web. A transcript is accessible from the university website.
An annual tradition, the Fall Welcome Address marks the beginning of the 158th academic year. On Aug. 27, President Qayoumi urged the SJSU community to build on its rich heritage of regional stewardship, social justice, shared mission and student success.
Specifically, the president encouraged students, faculty and staff to tackle today’s defining issues with the same persistence, grit, and self-determination exemplified by Spartans throughout SJSU’s history.
President Qayoumi also touched on campus governance, underrepresented communities, facility and technology upgrades, tenure-track faculty, and the Special Task Force for Racial Discrimination recommendations.
San Jose State University — Silicon Valley’s largest institution of higher learning with 30,000 students and 3,850 employees — is part of the California State University system. SJSU’s 154-acre downtown campus anchors the nation’s 10th largest city.