Goal 4: Connect and Contribute

Be an engaged and dynamic urban university with strong connections locally and globally.

Connect Globally

Desired Outcomes

  • Lisa Ling and Beyond FootballBeyond Football and the CommunityLead as an inspiring public campus that enriches San Jose’s economic, cultural, natural and intellectual vibrancy.
  • Build broad, sustained connections and relationships with on- and off-campus stakeholders for lifelong engagement.
  • Support excellence in athletics and the arts to enrich the community in which we live.
  • Engage with the city of San Jose, Silicon Valley industries, municipalities and civic organizations to enhance educational research, economic development opportunities and enterprise-level solutions.
  • Grow philanthropic support from alumni and friends of the university.