Remembering Norman Mineta

We were saddened today to learn about the passing of Secretary Norman Y. Mineta, a friend not only to SJSU but to our entire nation for his many contributions. Secretary Mineta, a San José native, was a legendary, towering figure who made important, lasting, positive contributions to our region and country.

Brian Bates, Former AVP for Alumni and Community Engagement, Passes Away

It is with deep sadness that I report to you the passing of Brian Bates, who recently left SJSU after a memorable and impactful 15-year tenure at our campus. Brian served in several leadership roles in alumni relations throughout his career in higher education and, in addition to his substantial duties in alumni relations at San José State, most recently guided his team with the management and logistics of SJSU’s commencement ceremonies.

Longtime SJSU Athletics Sports Information Director Lawrence Fan Passes Away

Many of you who follow Spartan Athletics know Lawrence Fan, a consummate sports information director who was recognized this past fall for attending more than 500 SJSU football games. It is with a heavy heart that I pass along word of his death late Monday night.