On September 25, after thoughtful consideration and discussions with my family, I made the decision to step away as president of San José State University at the end of the fall semester. I truly love this university and believe this choice will allow the focus going forward to be on our talented, diverse, and outstanding campus. I will conclude my tenure as president on December 21, 2021.
As I prepare for a panel discussion taking place later this week about the future of downtown San Jose, it seems fitting to share an op-ed piece I wrote for the San Francisco Chronicle in November. Though the piece lays out the ways in which San Jose State can assist Google with its downtown San Jose development project, the ideas are applicable beyond that particular effort.