Steering Committee and Task Forces

Steering Committee

Steering Committee 

Current Members

  • Stefan Frazier, chair, Academic Senate, associate professor, Department of Linguistics and Language Development, and co-chair, Strategic Planning Steering Committee
  • Walt Jacobs, dean, College of Social Sciences, co-chair, Strategic Planning Steering Committee
  • Malik Akil, representative, Associated Students
  • Marcia Daszko, ’89 MS Communication, member, Alumni Association Board
  • Sandy Hirsh, director, School of Information
  • Angela Iraheta, graduate student representative (now graduate studies coordinator, College of Graduate Studies)
  • Monika Kress, chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • Nicole Mendoza, curriculum, catalog and program analyst, Office of Graduate and Undergraduate Programs (now curriculum and catalog analyst, Office of Undergraduate Studies)
  • Dan Moshavi, dean, Lucas College and Graduate School of Business
  • Gary Radine, lecturer, School of Management, and community representative
  • Susan Ross, professor, Department of Health Science and Recreation
  • Kathleen Wong(Lau), chief diversity officer, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Previous Members

  • Andrew H. Feinstein, former provost, former co-chair, Strategic Planning Steering Committee
  • Michael Kimbarow, former chair, Academic Senate, former co-chair, Strategic Planning Steering Committee, and professor, Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences
  • Reginald Blaylock, former vice president, Student Affairs
  • Noelle Brada-Williams, acting chair, Department of English and Comparative Literature (now chair, Department of English and Comparative Literature)
  • Francisco Castillo, director, Jack Holland Student Success Center
  • Ariadna Manzo, president, Associated Students
  • Gwendolyn Mok, professor, School of Music and Dance
  • Hector Perea, former president, Associated Students
  • Carmen Torres, graduate student
  • Lynne Trulio, chair, Department of Environmental Studies
  • Sharon Willey, former interim vice president for Student Affairs (now associate vice president, Enrollment Services)

Special Executive Assistant to the Steering Committee Co-Chairs

  • Camille Johnson, former chief operations manager to the provost, (now acting director, School of Management)

Committee Support

  • Melissa Anderson, executive communications specialist, University Advancement
  • Jaye Bailey, vice president, Organizational Development and Strategic Initiatives
  • Robb Drury, senior director for resource management, Student Affairs
  • Scott Heil, director, Institutional Effectiveness and Analytics
  • Bob Lim, vice president and CIO, Information Technology
  • Kathleen McConnell, associate professor, Department of Communication Studies
  • Melanie Schlitzkus, executive assistant to the provost, Office of the Provost

Task Forces

Task Forces

Goal 1. Engage and Educate

  • Monika Kress, task force co-chair and chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • Anne Marie Todd, task force co-chair and professor, Department of Communication Studies
  • Cristina Cortes, representative, Associated Students
  • Farshid Marbouti, assistant professor, Department of General Engineering
  • Ryan Skinnell, assistant professor, Department of English and Comparative Literature
  • Julie Stansberry, athletic academic advisor, Student Athlete Success Services
  • Catherine Voss Plaxton, director, Career Center
  • Sharon Willey, former interim vice president for Student Affairs (now associate vice president, Enrollment Services)

Goal 2. Excel and Lead

  • Marc D'Alarcao, task force co-chair, then associate dean for research, College of Science (now interim dean for the College of Graduate Studies)
  • Stefan Frazier, chair, Academic Senate, associate professor, Department of Linguistics and Language Development, and co-chair, Strategic Planning Steering Committee
  • Beth Colbert, associate vice president, advancement and campaign operations for University Advancement
  • Magdalini Eirinaki, professor, Department of Computer Engineering
  • Angela Iraheta, graduate studies coordinator, Graduate and Undergraduate Programs (now graduate studies coordinator, College of Graduate Studies)
  • Susanna Khavul, associate professor, School of Management
  • Gwendolyn Mok, professor, School of Music and Dance
  • Carlos Sanchez, professor, Department of Philosophy
  • Miranda Worthen, associate professor, Department of Health Science and Recreation

Goal 3. Grow and Thrive

  • Malik Akil, task force co-chair, representative, Associated Students
  • Nicole Mendoza, task force co-chair, curriculum, catalog and program analyst, Graduate and Undergraduate Programs (now curriculum and catalog analyst, Office of Undergraduate Studies)
  • Jaye Bailey, vice president, Organizational Development and Strategic Initiatives
  • Kathryn Blackmer-Reyes, librarian, University Library
  • Lorri Capizzi, lecturer, Department of Counselor Education
  • Cleber Ouverney, professor, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Pedro SantaCruz, assistant professor, Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Soma Sen, professor, School of Social Work
  • Kathleen Wong(Lau), chief diversity officer, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Goal 4. Connect and Contribute

  • Francisco Castillo, task force co-chair, director, Jack Holland Student Success Center
  • Anand Ramasubramanian, task force co-chair, associate professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Marcia Daszko, ’89 MS Communication, member, Alumni Association Board
  • Sandy Hirsh, director, School of Information
  • Craig Hobbs, professor, Department of Art and Art History
  • Roxana Marachi, associate professor, Department of Teacher Education
  • Sarah McGregor, director, International Gateways
  • Romando Nash, associate vice president, Student Services
  • Kyle Norman, representative, Associated Students
  • Bethany Shifflett, professor, Department of Kinesiology

Goal 5. Rebuild and Renew

  • Debbie Andres, task force co-chair, utility and sustainability analyst, Facilities Development and Operations
  • Walt Jacobs, task force co-chair, dean, College of Social Sciences
  • Joseph Chou, interim associate director, IT Planning and Operations
  • Katherine Cushing, professor, Department of Environmental Studies
  • Stoyu Ivanov, associate professor, Department of Accounting and Finance
  • Julie Paisant, senior director, Office for Equal Opportunity and Employee Relations
  • Gary Radine, lecturer, School of Management and community representative
  • Leslie Rohn, COO, Tower Foundation of SJSU
  • Alan Wong, director, Business Development and External Relations

Planning Process Documents

Throughout the planning phase of Transformation 2030, members of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee updated the university community about each step of the process. The materials on this page include steering committee meeting minutes, documents from a committee workshops, PowerPoint presentations from campus wide events and summaries of university community member responses.

2017-18 Steering Committee Meeting Action Items


Steering Committee November 2017 Workshop


Steering Committee February 9, 2018 Presentation of Goals (video)


Steering Committee April 2018 Draft of Goals, Desired Outcomes and Potential Action Items [pdf]


Campus Responses to Draft Goals and Desired Outcomes


Fall 2018 Updated Draft Goals and Desired Outcomes