Interim Provost Appointed

Andy Feinstein

Andy Feinstein

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Deputy Provost Andy Feinstein has been appointed interim provost and vice president of the Division of Academic Affairs, effective January 10. This appointment will continue through the completion of a national search for a permanent successor to Ellen Junn, who leaves San Jose State on January 17 for California State University, Dominguez Hills.

In just months, Andy Feinstein has demonstrated a strong commitment to our faculty and students,” President Mohammad Qayoumi said. “Please join me in supporting Andy as he assumes this important leadership role.”

The search for a permanent successor to Ellen Junn will begin early next year, with the intention of naming a permanent successor in late spring 2014. Details on the search will be shared after the holidays.

Since joining SJSU this past July as deputy provost, Feinstein has begun to integrate the enrollment management and academic budgets; commenced an examination of space allocation needs for Academic Affairs; and stepped in to lead the College of International and Extended Studies on an interim basis.

Before coming to SJSU, Feinstein was the James A. Collins Distinguished Chair of The Collins College of Hospitality Management at Cal Poly Pomona. Previously, he was senior advisor to the president at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and associate dean for strategic initiatives at UNLV’s Harrah Hotel College.

He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in hotel administration from UNLV and a doctoral degree from The Pennsylvania State University, where he also held an academic computing fellowship.