Mary Papazian joined SJSU on July 1, 2016. A seasoned higher education leader with more than 25 years of teaching and administrative experience, Papazian served as president of Southern Connecticut State University from 2012 to 2016. Prior to her tenure at SCSU, Papazian was the provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the Lehman College of The City University of New York. Born and raised in Southern California, Papazian holds bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in English from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Andy Feinstein is the university’s chief academic officer. He oversees the leadership, budget and strategic direction of all academic departments and colleges, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, and the SJSU Research Foundation. Feinstein arrived at SJSU in July 2013 as deputy provost. He served as interim provost from January to April 2014. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s in hotel administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a doctoral degree from Pennsylvania State University, where he held an academic computing fellowship.
Vice President of Administration and Finance
As chief financial officer, Charlie Faas leads SJSU’s financial, administrative and business functions. This includes Finance, Facilities Development & Operations, Human Resources, the University Police Department, and Spartan Shops. Faas arrived at SJSU in June 2016. He holds a bachelor’s in business administration from Siena College and participated in the executive education program at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. A seasoned professional, he has served as executive vice president and CFO for Sharks Sports & Entertainment and CEO of the USA Pavilion at Expo Milano. In addition, he has held senior roles with numerous entities in Silicon Valley and New York, including IBM.
Vice President of Student Affairs
Reginald Blaylock leads all efforts to support student success, from pre-admissions through graduation and beyond. This includes admissions, registration, financial aid, clubs, fraternities and sororities, housing, student conduct, student health, the Career Center, the Student Union and the Associated Students of SJSU (student government). Appointed in June 2015, Blaylock holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in public administration and a doctoral degree in educational leadership, with an emphasis on postsecondary education, all from San Diego State University. Previous to SJSU, Blaylock worked at San Diego State for 27 years.
Vice President of University Advancement
Paul Lanning leads external relations for the university, including fundraising, alumni relations, marketing and communications and the Tower Foundation (an auxiliary that manages all private giving). Previous to his appointment in June 2015, Lanning served as president and CEO of the Foundation for California Community Colleges and managing partner and co-founder of the consulting firm Ascend Partners Group. He holds a bachelor’s in political science from the University of California, San Diego, a master’s in sports management from the University of Massachusetts, and a doctoral degree in education administration and leadership from the University of the Pacific.
Chief of Staff/Vice President for Organizational Development
As chief of staff and vice president for organizational development, Jaye Bailey plays two roles. She leads efforts to coordinate presidential initiatives. In addition, she ensures SJSU consistently interprets and applies employment policies and practices for faculty and staff members and for administrators. She previously served in a similar role at Southern Connecticut State University, and has worked extensively at the federal, state and local levels in administrative law. Appointed in October 2016, Bailey holds a bachelor’s in political science from the University of Rhode Island and a law degree from the University of Connecticut.
Marie Tuite was appointed athletics director in May 2017. Tuite arrived at SJSU in 2010, and most recently served as deputy director of athletics for internal operations, supervising student services, compliance and business affairs. Her accomplishments include leading San Jose State’s efforts to join the Mountain West conference. Tuite holds a bachelor’s in physical education and master’s in athletics administration from Central Michigan University, where she played field hockey and basketball. In 1990, she became the third female inductee into the university’s Athletics Hall of Fame.
Chief Diversity Officer
Kathleen Wong(Lau) leads the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, providing vision and direction for university-wide efforts to ensure a welcoming, safe climate for every member of our community. In addition, she oversees the university’s Title IX office. Appointed in in 2016, Wong(Lau) holds a bachelor’s in speech communication from CSU Hayward (now CSU East Bay) and a dual master’s and doctoral degree in communication with an intercultural concentration at Arizona State University.Her father was a paper son who took Wong as his surname for immigration purposes. Lau was his birth name. Wong(Lau) uses both to honor her family’s history.
Associate Vice President for Strategic Communications and Public Affairs
Barry Shiller is the university’s chief communications, marketing and public affairs officer. As a member of the president cabinet, he regularly advises senior leaders on issue and crisis management, media relations and internal and executive communications. In addition, he directs enterprise-level branding and marketing as well as creative and design services. He arrived at SJSU in December 2012, after serving in similar roles at UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, Saint Mary’s College and the California State Automobile Association (AAA). Shiller holds a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of San Francisco.