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Collaboration and collegiality are also watchwords for Mary A. Papazian, president of San José State University. “Everybody’s point of view at that level is important and valued,” she says. “I’m not going to have people jumping on other people, explaining to other people, taking an idea that somebody else has expressed.” Sometimes the best solution to a challenge comes from someone who hails from a different part of the institution “but has been included, and feels comfortable sharing their perspective.” — Chronicle of Higher Education, June 30, 2019


"I think about the intersection between creativity and innovation and tech skills. In today’s world, in the fourth tech revolution, it is taking diverse perspectives, having the ability to ask a lot of questions from diverse angles and having the ability to see human impact of things. ." — San Jose Mercury News, Aug. 17, 2018


"There is a blending now between the applied and the more research-oriented that perhaps wasn’t quite as clear 30 years ago when I was going to school." — Silicon Valley Business Journal, Feb. 17, 2017


"'We're in Silicon Valley, it's a public university, we're supplying the workforce — but what's the connection?' There’s a disconnect between these global companies and, not just our local community, frankly, but our national community." — Silicon Valley Business Journal, May 3, 2017


"Everything I'm talking about has the mission of social justice and enclosing the opportunity gap at its core." — Silicon Valley Business Journal, May 3, 2017


"We have done a great deal in varous parts of our community, involved in the neighborhoods and other areas. But we haven't always been at the table in the way we should be as the largest entity in the downtown." — Chronicle of Higher Education, May 9, 2017