Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
Art King has been serving as Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at San José State University since 2011. Previously, he worked for six years as Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs for Diversity and adjunct faculty member in the College of Education at Towson University (TU). Prior to assuming his duties at TU, Art held progressively responsible management positions and adjunct faculty roles at George Mason University (GMU) and Georgia Southern University (GSU).
With over 20 years of experience in higher education, Art currently has administrative oversight for six functional areas comprising the Accessible Education Center, Career Center, Counseling Services, Military & Veteran Student Services, Office of University Ombudsperson, and Student Health Center (including Wellness & Health Promotion). His institutional service includes: Chair, Outstanding Graduating Senior Awards Committee; Chair, Student Affairs Professional Development Committee; Co-chair, VISION 2017 Helping & Caring Committee; Joint Enrollment Planning Committee; Veterans Advisory Committee; Accommodations Review Board; Crisis Assessment & Intervention Team (CAIT); Graduation Rate Enhancement & Achievement Team (GREATeam); and Student Fairness Committee of the Academic Senate. He is also a University Skelly Review/Hearing Officer and on-campus coordinator for the Cal State Super Sunday initiative that connects with and informs African American students and their families about college access.
A staunch advocate for student-centered learning and engagement, Art was presented with several awards for enhancing the student experience and promoting inclusive excellence. The Southern Association for College Student Affairs (SACSA) honored him with the Bobby E. Leach Award for his exceptional leadership in advocating for a multicultural campus environment, while on two occasions students presented him with NAACP/BSA Distinguished Faculty/Staff Awards for his significant contribution to their academic achievement and social wellbeing. He also received an Outstanding Service Award from the Regional HBCU Summit on Retention, a Community Service Award from Granville Academy of Northern Virginia, and the Best Student Learning Program Award from Georgia College Personnel Association (GCPA).
Additionally, Art received specialized management training in leading transformation and change through the Management & Leadership in Education (MLE) program at Harvard University-Graduate School of Education. He completed PhD coursework in Conflict Analysis & Resolution at GMU, earned MEd and BS degrees from GSU, and received an AA from Barbados Community College (BCC). Art is a member of several professional organizations including the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). His professional and social interests at the regional, national, and international levels include examining emerging trends in student affairs and exploring social justice issues that impact college access and success for under-represented groups.