Coleetta McElroy


Coleetta McElroy currently serves as President of the San José State University Alumni Association. She received a master’s degree in Public Administration from SJSU in 1997, for which she was inducted into the Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society. 

Coleetta earned her undergraduate degree in Business Management at Long Beach State University, where she become a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. 

During her tenure as President, she wants to support the overall mission of the SJSU Alumni Association by meeting the following objectives:

  • To have the SJSU Alumni Association be considered an essential resource to our graduates by providing networking opportunities, professional development activities and provide the opportunity to contribute through active participation.
  • Increase the visibility of the Association through various programs to create an awareness and connectivity for current and prospective graduates.

Professionally, Coleetta is currently the Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships at SJSU and is focused on providing quality service within a continuous-learning environment.

After several years as a Financial Aid Counselor herself, Coleetta was promoted to the position of Assistant Director for the Counseling and Advising Staffs in the SJSU Financial Aid Office. She held this position for eleven years until her appointment to the Director position.

Coleetta began her career at Charles R. Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles in the capacity of Financial Aid Coordinator and, then, became the Assistant Director of Financial Aid at the DeVry Institute of Technology in Southern California. From DeVry, she came to the Financial Aid Office at San Jose State University in 1988.

While at San Jose State, Coleetta has received various awards, including the SJSU Division of Student Affairs Outstanding Service Award and two SJSU Performance Service Recognition Awards, which were awarded in recognition of her strong commitment to students and many contributions to the university.