Vice President's Office Staff

 Reginald Blaylock

Dr. Reginald S. Blaylock

Dr. Reginald (Reggie) Blaylock joined San Jose State as the vice president for Student Affairs in June 2015, where he oversees support of 32,000 students. In his division he manages a budget of $89 million dollars, 340 full-time employees and about 400 student employees. His initial focus has been on finding ways to connect students to the campus and he himself is often engaged with students through open forums, club activities or at athletic contests, among other events.

As a member of the President’s cabinet, Blaylock is an integral part of developing a strategic vision for the campus. He works closely with the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs on developing initiatives that support student success, with a specific emphasis on increasing retention and graduation rates. He serves as Co-chair for the President’s Commission on Diversity, a group that supports creating a more diverse and inclusive community.

In Student Affairs, Blaylock oversees many departments that are focused on student services including Campus Life, Enrollment Services and Student Services. His departments support students at all points of their educational career, from pre-admission through graduation and job search.

Previous to accepting his position at SJSU, Blaylock worked at San Diego State University for 27 years. He most recently served as the associate vice president for student services. At SDSU, he led 10 departments with a budget of $20.4 million, including educational opportunity programs and ethnic affairs; health, wellness and disability services; and international student and study abroad services, among other programs.

Blaylock holds a bachelor’s in public administration with a personnel emphasis and a sociology minor, and a master’s in public administration from SDSU. He completed a doctorate in educational leadership with an emphasis on postsecondary education.

Sonja Daniels

Sonja Daniels. Ed.D.

 

 Romando A. Nash, J.D.

Romando A. Nash, J.D.

Romando Nash serves as the Associate Vice President for Student Services. He provides administratve oversight for five functional areas: Accessible Education Center (including Center for Accessible Technology), Career Center, Counseling and Psychological Services, Military and Veterans Student Services, and the Office of the University Ombudsperson. These departments share the common goal of focusing on student success and holistic development. Romando also oversees divisional staff development, the College Readiness Project, the Outstanding Graduating Senior Awards and serves on the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT). Prior to joining San Jose State University, Romando served as the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Executive Director for Residential Education at the University of Southern California. Prior to USC, he worked at Loyola University Chicago, Seattle University, and Santa Clara University.

Romando earned his J.D. with an emphasis in Juvenile Delinquency Law from Santa Clara University. Other earned degrees include a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in History from Notre Dame de Namur University and a Masters in Counseling with an emphasis in Correctional Psychology from Santa Clara University.  The recipient of various awards and recognition, he was recently recognized at the WACE annual conference with the John Yarborough – Best of the West Award for his presentation on being an introvert in Student Affairs. In addition, he has been honored as the Outstanding Experienced Professional by the ACPA Commission for Housing and Residential Life.  Romando stays active in several professional associations and currently serves as the Human Resources Review Coordinator for the program committee for ACUHO-I and as a faculty member for ACUHO-I’s STARS College. Additionally, he has presented numerous professional presentations related to organizational change, mentorship, retention, multicultural competent leadership, training and development, and other student affairs areas. He also teaches graduate classes on legal issues in higher education.  Some of his emphasis and research areas include: Higher Education Law, Multicultural Affairs, Supervision, Organizational Management, Leadership Development, Mentoring, First Generation Students, Assessment, Judicial Affairs, and Strategic Planning.

Sharon Willey, Ed.D

Sharon Willey, Ed.D.

Sharon Willey serves as the Associate Vice President for Administrative & Enrollment Services. She leads five departments including Admissions & Outreach; Enrollment Operations & Communications; Financial Aid & Scholarships Office; Office of the Registrar; and Testing. These departments share the common goal of providing quality service and support to our students from the time of recruitment and application to graduation. Sharon also oversees division-wide fiscal and personnel administration. Sharon previously served as the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, where she had responsibility for the division-wide budget, personnel, assessment and professional development within the division. Sharon served as Associate Dean of Students at Menlo College, where she coordinated leadership development, community service, wellness, housing and student conduct. She held several positions in University Housing Services at SJSU including Associate Director of Organization & Planning; Associate Director of Facilities Operations; Assistant Director of Residential Life; and Resident Director. Sharon has taught three graduate courses at SJSU and presented on assessment and staff training at national conferences including the American College Personnel Association, the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, and the Association of Fraternity Advisors. Sharon earned her doctorate in International & Multicultural Education from the University of San Francisco where her research focused on awareness of white racial identity and privilege. Her masters of arts degree is from Bowling Green State University in Higher Education & Student Affairs, and she earned her bachelors degree in Psychology from UC Davis.

Fernanda Perdomo Arciniegas

Fernanda Perdomo-Arciniegas

Fernanda Perdomo-Arciniegas serves as Director of Campus and Community Relations at San José State University (SJSU). In this role, she is central liaison to the campus and external community and government agencies for community partnerships, college access, and communications. In addition, she works closely with the CSU Chancellor's Office and other SJSU stakeholders to develop partnerships designed to promote student access to and success in academic programs, such as the STEM fields, traditionally underrepresented by students of color. In her efforts to create a college-going culture for first generation, veterans, and other underrepresented groups, Fernanda spearheads campus-wide events such as the Advancing Latino/a Success (ALAS) Conference, College Day Family and Community Conference, Super Sunday, Es El Momento Fair, and other CSU Journey to Success (JTS) projects including the Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Initiative.

Fernanda has received several Certificates of Recognition by the California State Assembly for her work in the ALAS Conference, the Latino Leadership Alliance Program and the APALI Civic Leadership Program. This year, Fernanda received the 2015 Arthur Dunklin Diversity Champion Award, bestowed in recognition for her extensive work supporting diversity and inclusive excellence at SJSU and the community; the Collaborative Project Award by the SJSU Center for Community Learning and Leadership; and named CommUniverCitan of the Decade. Read more about Fernanda Perdomo-Arciniegas.

Robb Drury

Robb Drury

Robb Drury serves as Senior Director for Resource Management.  In this role, Robb oversees human and financial resources for the Division of Student Affairs.  In addition, he consults on strategic planning, facilities management, donor relations, safety and security.  

Prior to joining Student Affairs in July 2015, Robb served for almost 20 years in California public higher education in University Advancement at three universities.  His most recent role was Associate Vice President for Advancement Operations. Prior to his return to SJSU in 2007, Robb served as Assistant Vice Chancellor for University Advancement at UC Riverside from January 2005 to January 2007. Mr. Drury was Director of Advancement Services at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo (2003-2005), Director Advancement Services at San Jose State (1999-2003), Program Manager, San Jose State Alumni Association (1996-1999), Administrative Manager, Montessori Learning Commons, Inc. (1995-1996), Administrative Manager, California, Child, Youth and Family Coalition (1992-1995) and New Accounts Coordinator, Fidelity Investments (1987-1990).

Mr. Drury earned a BS degree in Social Work from Sacramento State University and a Masters in Public Administration from San Jose State University.