Next Week’s Return to Campus

On Monday of next week, we’ll return to in-person instruction. Many members of our staff, faculty, and student body have been here on campus throughout the pandemic keeping the university running, providing the services we all need, and ensuring our full return to campus is a safe one. We owe them a huge thank-you and debt of gratitude.

Excited to be a Spartan!

As I continue to meet with members of our campus community—both in professional settings but also as casual, informal opportunities present themselves—I wanted to share with you my growing excitement about serving as SJSU interim president. This initial period on campus has only reinforced why I was so humbled and enthusiastic when CSU Chancellor Castro selected me for the role.

Post-commencement celebration, reflections, and a fond farewell

As we continue to bask in last week’s joyous in-person Commencement ceremonies and prepare for a well-deserved holiday break, I find myself reflecting on all that has taken place during my tenure as SJSU president. Perhaps it is that nostalgia that we experience when one special chapter in our life comes to an end.

CSU Chancellor’s announcement of SJSU interim president

Earlier this morning, the CSU’s Office of the Chancellor announced the selection of Stephen Perez, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs at California State University, Sacramento, as the interim president of SJSU. Provost Perez will assume leadership of the campus on Jan. 3, 2022.