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.

Happy New Year!

I’m beyond excited to be here at San José State University, honored to be serving as interim president, and eager to support the efforts of you all on behalf of this great university. I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and get started on supporting our mission, our students, each other and our region.

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.