• President Papazian's message on Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting
    The San Jose State community and I once again are filled with heartache and mourning as we share in the pain, sadness and outrage of another horrific tragedy that has hit so close to home for many of us.
  • Civic responsibility is a vital part of our academic mission
    What a busy but productive summer it has been thus far! My recent travel schedule has led to a brief pause in my blogging schedule, but I am looking forward to a full resumption as we approach next month’s Fall Welcome and the start of the new academic season.
  • SJSU’s faculty members show us all how to “excel and lead”
    One of my overarching goals since becoming San Jose State’s president in 2016 has been to help establish SJSU as one of the nation’s premier public urban higher education institutions, a university dedicated to its core mission of creating opportunity for all students, regardless of their origins or socio-economic status. This commitment to excellence, aspiration and opportunity is reflected in Goal 2 of our newly-unveiled strategic plan, Transformation 2030, which is articulated as “Excel and Lead.”
  • As spring commencement and summer approach, bask in the awe and pride our students inspire
    Starting tomorrow, San Jose State will conduct spring commencement ceremonies at both our Event Center and Avaya Stadium. This is always a special time on the academic calendar, a time when our new graduates gather to celebrate their achievements with friends and family, proudly walk across the stage and reflect on their years at SJSU and the promises ahead of them.
  • Welcome SJSU’s first Vice President for Research and Innovation, Mohamed Abousalem
    I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Mohamed Abousalem as our inaugural vice president for research and innovation (VPRI). Mohamed has served in a variety of teaching, research and leadership positions for three decades, most recently serving as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of California-Santa Cruz. He will join us at San Jose State University on June 10, 2019.