Office of the VP for Administration & Finance

Lisa Thomas Named Interim Executive Director for Spartan Shops

I am pleased to announce that Lisa Thomas has accepted the appointment to Interim Executive Director of Spartan Shops, Inc. This appointment was approved by the Spartan Shops Board of Directors.

Lisa most recently held the position of Senior Director, Human Resources & Organizational Development for Spartan Shops. In this position, she was responsible for the administration of Human Resources services and benefit programs which include policy compliance, employee relations, safety and worker's compensation. Lisa has been instrumental in re-vamping the recruitment process of staff and students, and led the development of all training initiatives within Spartan Shops.

Lisa holds a Bachelor's Degree in Social Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Professional Designation in Human Resources from SHRM. Prior to joining SJSU in 2007, Lisa worked in Human Resources at Cal Poly Pomona.

Lisa will continue to report to Beth Pugliese, the AVP for Human Resources, and former Executive Director of Spartan Shops, to ensure a seamless transition for the dedicated staff and valued customers that remain Spartan Shops' number one priority. 

Please join me in welcoming Lisa to her new position.

Shawn Bibb
Vice President for Administration & Finance