Buzz on…Beth Pugliese


Beth has been at San José State University for 24 years, serving in a variety of roles, currently as the Associate Vice President for Human Resources.  Prior to that, she served as Executive Director of Spartan Shops, Inc., the campus commercial auxiliary.  Beth has also worked in both University Advancement and served as the campus Director of Governmental Affairs.  She is an SJSU alumna, holding a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Public Administration.

Q.  Where did you grow up?  
A.  In the deep south…South Carolina
Q.  What do you like to eat?    
A.   Any kind of seafood
Q.  What is your favorite spot on campus?   
A.  Tower Lawn Fountain
Q.  What is the most satisfying part of your job?
A.  Helping people see that SJSU is not just a huge bureaucracy, but a close knit community
Q.  How do you spend your time outside of work?   
A.   At the beach or in the mountains
Q.  Who is someone that inspires you?   
A.  Dr. Bill McCraw, professor of Political Science who just celebrated 50 years on our campus. I took my first political science class from him in 1978. He was so gifted, and completely inspired me! And he continues to inspire students today!