Carolyn Lewis - President

About Carolyn

Carolyn was elected to the San Jose State Alumni Association Board in October of 2003. After receiving her BA in Physical Education in 1970 and her Teaching Credential in 1971 from San Jose State she was awarded a MS in Physical Education from Washington State University in 1972. She began her teaching career at Leigh High School in Campbell. She then moved onto a teaching and coaching position at Cal Poly Pomona for two years. Carolyn returned to SJSU in 1975 with a joint position in Women’s Physical Education and Women’s Athletics. She coached both Women’s Basketball and Women’s Field Hockey and eventually retired in November of 2003 as the Senior Associate Athletic Director.

During her professional career at SJSU, she served as the United States Field Hockey Association’s Vice President of Administration, was a coaching member of the Women’s Field Hockey National Squad, and developed the SJSU Student-Athlete Support Service Unit and initiated the Student-Advisory Council. She also served on the NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Committee, the San Jose Sports Authority Hall-of-Fame Selection Committee, the Greater San Jose After-School All-Stars Board, and the Monterey High School Sports and Recreation (SPARC) Academy Advisory Board.

In retirement, she continues her volunteer service activities which include coach of the Pacific Collegiate School Girls’ Basketball team (2004-2007); volunteer docent at Seacliff State Beach (Aptos); Board member of the following organizations: the Santa Cruz Chapter of the SJSU Alumni Association, the SJSU Order of Sparta (Alumni Athletes), and the Monterey High School SPARC Academy Advisory Board. She is also the current Treasurer of the Trout Gulch Mutual Water Company.