Vice President's Office Staff

 

Renee Barnett Terry, Ph.D.

Renee served as the Dean of Student Affairs for Revelle College at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) from 1993 to 2012.  As dean, she was the senior student affairs officer responsible for administrative leadership and management of the division.

While at the UCSD, Renee was selected as a Fellow with the American Council on Education (ACE).  In this role, she served in the Office of the Chancellor at MIT and the Office of the Dean in Yale College at Yale University.  Prior to joining the UCSD, Renee held a variety of student affairs leadership positions at the University of New Mexico and the College of Emporia in Kansas.

Renee is a member of NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, the leading voice of student affairs.  Within NASPA, Renee has participated and held leadership roles at the regional and national levels, and was recognized as "a pillar of the profession" by NASPA.

In her current role as Interim Vice President for Student Affairs, Renee oversees the university's broad range of student support services that include Admissions and other enrollment management activities; student service operations with units such as the Career Center, Counseling Services, Accessible Education Center, and Student Health Center; and Campus Life units comprising of University Housing Services, Student Involvement, Student Conduct, and Associated Students.

Dr. Renee Barnett Terry holds a Ph.D. in the foundations of education and higher education leadership from the University of New Mexico, an M.S. in higher education and college student personnel administration from the University of Southern California, and a B.S. in education from Southern Connecticut State University.

 Roger Elrod

Roger Elrod

 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 six functional areas: Accessible Education Center (including Center for Accessible Technology), Career Center, Counseling Services, Military and Veterans Student Services, Office of the University Ombudsperson, and Student Health Center (including Wellness and Health Promotion). These departments share the common goal of focusing on student succes and holistic development. Romando also oversees divisional staff development, the College Readiness Project, the Outstanding Graduating Senior Awards and serves on the Crisis Assessment and Intervention Team (CAIT). 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.

Peter Deutsch

Peter Deutsch

Peter Deutsch is Senior Director of IT for the Division of Student Affairs. An early pioneer of the Internet, Mr. Deutsch specializes in developing large scale Internet-based applications and services. His notable career highlights include the establishment of the first Internet link into Canada (to McGill University in 1988), the creation of the first Internet search engine (Archie) and serving as founding co-chair of the Internet Engineering Task Force working group that defined the World Wide Web's URL format. Prior to joining San Jose State, he served as the Director of Networking and Systems and campus Information Security Officer at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona. He also held positions as Senior Engineering Director at Cisco Systems, Senior Director of Business Development at Lantronix Inc., and founder and President of one of the first successful Internet startups, Bunyip Information Systems Inc. of Montreal.

Mr. Deutsch holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics & Computer Science and a M.Sc. in Computer Science from McGill University.

Fernanda Perdomo Arciniegas

Fernanda Perdomo-Arciniegas

Fernanda Perdomo-Arciniegas serves as Director of Government 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.

Her career at SJSU spans more than a decade. In 2008, Fernanda served as Manager of Special Projects in the Office of the VP for Student Affairs. Prior, she was Manager for Undergraduate Admissions in the Office of Admissions & Outreach, and held administrative analyst positions in the Biological Sciences and Mathematics departments. Read more about Fernanda Perdomo Karp.

Lisa Vlay

Lisa Vlay