• SJSU and its Mineta Transportation Institute are “transporting” our students to new career opportunities
    Because it is such a critical part of our overall educational mission, I have written a lot lately about how San Jose State prepares its students for the workforce and, specifically, the global economy. Continuing that theme, I would like to focus this time on transportation, both the multitude of opportunities in this field but also the exciting ways in which San Jose State and its Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) are working to develop a qualified, well-trained transportation workforce.
  • President Papazian’s message re: New Zealand shootings
    It was devastating to learn last night about another tragic and senseless mass shooting that took the lives of 49 individuals and seriously injured many others, this time at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch. I offer my heartfelt condolences to the family members and friends of all who were lost, and I know the entire SJSU community shares my grief and profound sadness.
  • Development of global citizens at SJSU is a necessity, not a luxury
    At San Jose State, part of the educational mission is to develop global citizens. But what exactly does this mean?
  • National Engineers Week helps highlight how SJSU is preparing its students for the workforce
    National Engineers Week is an ideal time to write about the importance of preparing our graduates for the changing 21st century workforce.
  • “Together, we are brilliant”: Leadership and the art of team-building
    As I consider the many aspects of leadership that I find important in my position as president of San Jose State, I am reminded of a simple phrase by educator and author Steven W. Anderson that sums up a vital element of my overall leadership approach: “Alone we are smart. Together we are brilliant.” Truer words may never have been spoken about the importance of team-building