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SAN JOSE, CA – Theresa (Tere) Mendoza has been appointed interim vice president of University Advancement. The interim appointment will ensure a stable leadership transition while San Jose State commences a national search to fill this position on a permanent basis.
“Theresa Mendoza has extensive experience and expertise in all aspects of institutional advancement, foundation leadership, and campaign management,” said SJSU President Mohammad Qayoumi. “I am grateful for her availability and willingness to serve SJSU during this transition.”
Mendoza has led advancement organizations at San Diego State and California State University, Fullerton – like SJSU, among the CSU’s largest campuses – and continues to serve the Chancellor’s Office as a strategic adviser while managing three statewide advisory councils.
The Office of the President will concurrently work with Academic Senate leadership on forming a search committee for the vice president of University Advancement position. With the fall term nearing its conclusion, this committee likely will begin its work in earnest in January, with plans to announce a permanent appointment this spring.
San Jose State — Silicon Valley’s largest institution of higher learning with 30,000 students and 3,740 employees — is part of the California State University system. SJSU’s 154-acre downtown campus anchors the nation’s 10th largest city.