Campus Update: Broken Water Pipe

Editor’s note: The following message is being emailed to all students, faculty and staff on Jan. 28, 2018.


Repairs are underway and classes will be in session on Monday after a water pipe running underground between Campus Village 2 and Campus Village C broke open, sending a heavy stream of water down the San Carlos and Seventh Street paseos.

San Jose Water Company crews responded, and will spend the evening repairing the broken pipe and cleaning debris near the residence halls. Maintenance crews are also cleaning portions of the Student Wellness Center and Student Union. Both are expected to open for business as usual on Monday.

The San Jose Water Company pipe runs through campus on an easement, and does not service campus specifically. For this reason, water service to SJSU should not be disrupted.

We would like to extend our gratitude to all who have assisted with the repairs and cleanup, with a special thanks to Campus Village residents and staff as crews work outside through the night.


Charlie Faas
VP Administration & Finance

SJSU Appoints CFO / Vice President of Administration and Finance

Charlie Faas

Charlie Faas

Charlie Faas has been appointed chief financial officer and vice president for administration and finance effective June 1. He will serve on the president’s cabinet and report directly to incoming President Mary Papazian.

A seasoned financial executive with three decades of progressive, diverse, private and public sector experience, Faas most recently served as CEO of the USA Pavilion at Expo Milano, a non-profit organization selected by the State Department to ensure a strong U.S. presence at the 2015 World’s Fair in Milan, Italy.

For ten years prior to that, Faas was executive vice president and CFO for Sharks Sports & Entertainment, the business enterprise of the National Hockey League’s San Jose franchise. He also served on the executive board of the team’s non-profit foundation. In these capacities, he interacted closely and productively with many local and regional partners, including the city of San Jose. In addition, he has held senior roles in financial management with numerous entities in Silicon Valley and New York, including IBM.

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