Appointment of Deputy Provost

Deputy Provost Andy Feinstein

After a national search, I am delighted to announce that Dr. Andrew Hale Feinstein has agreed to join us as deputy provost. He will officially join SJSU on July 15. Dr. Feinstein will serve as my chief senior advisor and a member of the Academic Affairs Leadership Team, providing oversight and coordination for many of the activities of the Office of the Provost. His responsibilities will include managing budget planning and resource allocation; working on Academic Affairs strategic planning and implementation; overseeing student learning and success; coordinating Academic Affairs enrollment management; supporting Academic Affairs personnel, leadership and diversity initiatives; implementing a communications plan; and supporting academic program development to assure high quality and distinctive educational opportunities.

For nearly six years, Dr. Feinstein has been dean and James A. Collins Distinguished Chair of The Collins College of Hospitality Management at Cal Poly Pomona. The Collins College is the first and largest hospitality program in California and ranked as one of the best in the nation. At Cal Poly Pomona, Dr. Feinstein implemented a strategic plan resulting in the elevation of the program to a college, the development of a successful self-supported master’s of science program, and the raising of more than $14.5 million in gifts. He also served as the first CSU Director of Hospitality Management Education and established the Hospitality Management Education Initiative, a partnership of 14 CSU campuses and a board of top industry leaders.

Dr. Feinstein also served as senior advisor to the president at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and associate dean for strategic initiatives at UNLV’s Harrah Hotel College. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in hotel administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He received his doctoral degree from The Pennsylvania State University, where he held an academic computing fellowship.

Dr. Feinstein has published more than 30 refereed journal articles and presented at dozens of meetings and conferences. His areas of focus have included instructional systems, simulation modeling, and technology. He is the co-author of two textbooks, one of which has been adopted at more than 250 colleges and universities worldwide.

I also would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who served on the search committee, including Sheila Bienenfeld, Raquel Coelho, Marya Dominik, Karel Floyd, Lynda Heiden, Camille Johnson, Michael Kaufman, Michael Kimbarow and Wil Reibach.

Please join me in welcoming Andy to our campus.

- Provost Ellen Junn