Presidential Inauguration, Friday, April 20, 2012
On April 20, 2012, Mohammad H. Qayoumi will be formally invested as the 28th president of San José State University. Ceremonies will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Event Center on campus, with an all-campus celebration to follow in front of the Event Center. We invite all members of our community – students, faculty and staff members, alumni, parents, neighbors and friends – to help us celebrate this occasion.
President Qayoumi served as president of Cal State East Bay from 2006 to 2011. He arrived at Cal State East Bay from Cal State Northridge, where he served as vice president for administration and finance and chief financial officer from 2000 to 2006, and was also a tenured professor of engineering management. Previously, President Qayoumi served as associate vice president for administration at SJSU. Read his full biography.
The day's events
The entire university community is welcome to attend the ceremony in the Event Center.
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
SJSU Event Center
Doors will open at 9 a.m. with the ceremony beginning at 9:30 am
Find more information about participating in the academic procession as part of the ceremony.
All-Campus Inaugural Celebration
11:15 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Seventh Street Plaza, in front of SJSU Event Center
Come enjoy food and entertainment (rain or shine), and congratulate President Qayoumi.
50th Annual Honors Convocation
4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
The Event Center
Learn more about Honors Convocation
Inaugural Gala (By invitation only; SOLD OUT)
6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
Please reply on the response card included in your invitation.
Hosted by honorary co-chairs
Connie Moore, chair of the Tower Foundation of SJSU
Chuck Reed, mayor, city of San Jose
Carl Guardino, Silicon Valley Leadership Group
Ron Gonzales, president of the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley