Cabinet-Level Searches

Vice President for Research and Innovation (VPRI)

April 19, 2019

I am pleased to report that the search committee for a Vice President for Research and Innovation (VPRI) has selected three finalists. On-campus interviews and open forums have now taken place, and the campus community is invited to provide feedback via online candidate survey forms (see links below).

The VPRI will lead in shaping SJSU’s quality research initiatives. This aligns with the intellectual endeavors of our faculty and students, while advancing the business community and technological needs of Silicon Valley and beyond. The VPRI will work in concert with the deans and the President’s Cabinet to provide the necessary platform for research productivity and creative collaborations at every level. I invite you to review the position’s full leadership profile.

Colleen Fitzgerald (cover letterCV, open-forum video, and survey form)

Program Director

National Science Foundation


Mohamed Abousalem (cover letterCV, open-forum video, and survey form)

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research

University of California—Santa Cruz


Ramesh Kolluru (cover letterCV, open-forum video, and survey form)

Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Economic Development

University of Louisiana—Lafayette

We look forward to your feedback on each candidate!