SJSU Presidential Search
The California State University Board of Trustees has launched a nationwide search for the next president of San José State University.
Following CSU policy, the Chair of the CSU Trustees, Wenda Fong, appointed a Trustees Committee for the Selection of the President. The Advisory Committee is composed of representatives from the faculty, staff, students, and alumni, as well as a member of a campus advisory board, all of whom are selected by the campus’s constituency groups per their selection criteria. Also on the Advisory Committee is a vice president or academic dean from the campus, and a president of another CSU campus—both selected by the chancellor in consultation with the Board Chair. Both committees function as one unified group in the search process.
On this page:
- Presidential Search Leadership Profile [pdf]
- CSU Presidential Search Policy [pdf]
- AGB Search firm
- About SJSU
- Learn More About SJSU (videos)
Questions and Nominations
To submit your questions or nominations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, May 4
12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Student Union Ballrooms
Members of the campus and surrounding communities participated in a hybrid open forum with the Trustees Committee for the Selection of the President in person and virtually via live stream. The purpose of the open forum was for the Committee to learn about the type of leader for which the SJSU campus and surrounding communities are looking. Viewers also gleaned insight on the process of the presidential search as a whole. This is the only presidential committee meeting that will be open to the public.
SJSU Presidential Search Committee
|Jolene Koester||CSU Interim Chancellor|
|Wenda Fong||CSU Chair, Board of Trustees|
|Christopher Steinhauser||CSU Trustee and Chair, Search Committee|
|Anna Ortiz-Morfit||CSU Trustee|
|Yammilette Rodriguez||CSU Trustee|
|Romey Sabalius||CSU Trustee|
|Cathy A. Sandeen||CSU East Bay, President Representative|
|Sheryl H. Ehrman||SJSU Don Beall Dean, Davidson College of Engineering, Administration Representative|
|Alison L. McKee||SJSU Chair, Academic Senate|
|Stefan Frazier||SJSU Faculty Representative|
|Nidhi Mahendra||SJSU Faculty Representative|
|Angee Ortega McGhee||SJSU Staff/MPP Representative|
|Sharanya Kumar||SJSU Student Representative|
|Khoi-Nguyen Nguyen||SJSU Student Representative|
|Chrissy Chang||SJSU Alumni Representative (President, SJSU Alumni Association Board)|
|Edward A. Oates||SJSU Tower Board Representative (Founding Director, Tower Foundation)|
|Angel Rios, Jr.||Community Representative (Deputy City Manager, City of San Jose)|
|Milan R. Balinton||Community Representative (Executive Director, African American Community Service Agency)|