Appointment: Associate Vice President of Graduate & Undergraduate Programs

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I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Thalia Anagnos as Associate Vice President of Graduate and Undergraduate Programs, effective July 6, 2015.

Dr. Anagnos comes to this role from the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering where she has been a faculty member since 1984. Currently a Professor in the Department of General Engineering, Dr. Anagnos was Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering from 1992 to 2000 and one of our first Directors of Assessment from 2000 to 2007. She was instrumental in developing our assessment practices and participated actively as a member of the WASC Steering Committee in our previous and current accreditation reviews.

Dr. Anagnos came to SJSU after completing her B.A. in Applied Mechanics at the University of California, at San Diego, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Structural Engineering at Stanford University. In addition to her distinguished record of research, Dr. Anagnos was a Co-PI on a recently completed five-year, $100 million earthquake engineering grant. Among the many achievements in her teaching career, she was named SJSU’s Outstanding Professor for 2011-12.

As I came to know Dr. Anagnos during the search process, I was impressed with the strong background of teamwork and mentoring she brings to the campus.  Her extensive leadership in bringing women into STEM fields is significant to me, as is her broad and productive engagement with many units of Academic Affairs.  Equally important has been her long-standing commitment to student success as expressed by her contributions to advising for the College of Engineering and her innovative integration of GE Area E learning outcomes into the 500-student ENGR 10 class that she co-teaches.

I am confident that our students, faculty and staff will find her to be a collegial, creative, and collaborative colleague as she assumes her new role as AVP of Graduate and Undergraduate Programs.  Please join me in welcoming her to this new role.

Andy Feinstein
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs