Le, Kim (Nursing) is Stepping Beyond

“Kim has been amazing. I am a relatively new employee, and Kim has been supportive, informative, collegial, and unfailingly kind as I have started my journey here at SJSU. On top of the support she has given me, she has also been functioning in her own role (department finance) while having taken on the responsibilities of a coworker who was unexpectedly put on medical leave. She has carried both full time jobs with grace and persistence while continuing to advocate for her coworkers when needed. Every day, Kim makes it clear that her priority is the department as a whole, and has done so responsibly with regards to the University and student body.” –Maya Carlyle

Soto, Reuben (University Personnel) is Stepping Beyond

“Reuben has been a fantastic support for my last minute questions about my benefits and getting them set up. I had a few panic moments when I started at SJSU but Reuben was quick to meet with me and made sure everything was taken care of (every single time). He is amazing!” –Kelly Preston

Gleixner, Stacy (Student and Faculty Success) is Stepping Beyond

Stacy Gleixner has been a driving force behind SJSU’s efforts to meet Graduation Initiative 2025. Her leadership and vision have helped SJSU double its freshman 4-year graduation rate and significantly increase 6-year freshman and 2-year transfer graduation rates.

As just one example of her impact, she has changed the conversation around advising on campus and fostered a community of committed and informed advisors who work together to ensure that our students are getting the advising they need to be successful. There are so many other important and impactful programs she has initiated.

Stacy thank you for your energy and creativity in guiding the campus to create a new culture around student success. You are an inspiration to all of us.” –Thalia Anagnos

Day, Nancy (Degree Audit) is Stepping Beyond

Every day of the year Nancy Day steps beyond and serves as an invaluable resource for SJSU!! Nancy is incredibly knowledgeable about PeopleSoft and answers questions about many aspects of the system for people all over campus.

When she is not helping all of us use PeopleSoft, her real job is to support development and maintenance of MyProgess and MyPlanner, which she takes very seriously. She and her team have built these E-advising tools for all 144 undergraduate degrees and many of the graduate degrees. She has also trained many advisors on how to use them.

If a student or advisor identifies an area where the tools are not accurately reflecting the student’s progress, Nancy tracks it down and ensures that any glitches are fixed. Due to the work done by Nancy and her team, the College of Business has been able to replace paper major forms with MyProgress. This helps our evaluators complete graduation check out much more quickly and get diplomas to our students just days after the semester is over.” –Thalia Anagnos

Chen, Lisa (University Personnel) is Stepping Beyond

Lisa Chen has been a model employee, who has gone above and beyond in several areas. She is pleasant to work with and she does her homework as a senior business analyst before contacting us and provides us up-to-date and relevant information to address the problem at hand and it makes our job much easier to do. She does a great job regardless of the issue at hand – JOD converter, eRecruit, Integration Broker, upgrades or any other Peoplesoft related matter. She is a Spartan stepping beyond.” –Harish Chander