R. Blaylock

SJSU Appoints Vice President for Student Affairs

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Reginald Blaylock

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Reginald Blaylock has been appointed vice president for student affairs, effective June 1, 2015.

Throughout the search process, campus stakeholders were impressed by Blaylock’s unbridled enthusiasm and evident commitment to student success,” President Qayoumi said. “I look very forward to welcoming him to SJSU and believe everyone will find him to be an engaging, collaborative, committed leader and community member.”

Blaylock joins SJSU from San Diego State University, where for the last 27 years he has supported and cultivated student success. Since 2013, he has served as SDSU’s associate vice president for student services, leading 10 departments within the Division of Student Affairs, including those that provide educational opportunity programs and ethnic affairs; health, wellness and disability services; international student and study abroad services, as well as many other programs.

Student Affairs Experience

Beyond his leadership responsibilities, Blaylock was instrumentally involved in numerous SDSU strategic initiatives. These included the Aztec Scholars Initiative, which works to recruit and retain underrepresented African American and American Indian students, as well as efforts to implement physical and campus culture improvements to better serve those with disabilities within SDSU’s campus community.

Previously, Blaylock served in leadership roles in student recruitment, school relations, outreach and enrollment management, and intercollegiate athletics (student-athlete support services at SDSU are housed within Student Affairs). Blaylock holds a doctorate in educational leadership with an emphasis in postsecondary education, as well as bachelor’s and master’s degree in public administration, all from SDSU.

About San Jose State University

The founding campus of the 23-campus California State University system, San Jose State provides a comprehensive university education, granting bachelor’s and master’s degrees in 134 areas of study with 110 concentrations—offered through its eight colleges.

With more than 30,000 students and nearly 4,000 employees, San Jose State continues to be an essential partner in the economic, cultural and social development of Silicon Valley and the state, annually contributing more than 7,000 graduates to the workforce.

The university is immensely proud of the accomplishments of its more than 220,000 alumni, 60 percent of whom live and work in the Bay Area.