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.

Cathie Busalacchi

Cathy Busalacchi

Cathy Busalacchi joined the campus in 1989 as the Sport Club Manager for the Student Union, Inc. Since then, she has held several positions within the Student Union and on the campus. In 1992 Cathy was promoted to the Associate Director for the Event Center, and in 1994 was appointed to be the Executive Director for the Student Union, Inc. (Student Union building, Sport Club, Aquatic Center, The Event Center Arena), a position she currently holds. In October of 2006, Cathy became the Associate Vice President for Campus Life overseeing Student Involvement, Housing, MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center, and the Student Union, Inc. Today, Cathy's portfolio includes the LGBT Center, Women's Resource Center, Student Conduct and Ethical Development, Associated Students, Student Union, Housing, MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center, and Student Involvement. Cathy serves on several committees across campus, and was instrumental in making the Student Union Expansion Project a reality, Day of Service a tradition, influential in the development and opening of the LGBT Center, as well as being the Chair for the Crisis Assessment Intervention Team (CAIT) for the University. Prior to joining San Jose State University, Cathy managed the Almaden Valley Athletic Club and the Oakridge Athlete Club in San Jose, and in 1984 she began a health/wellness business, consulting with large corporations and universities. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix, and her undergraduate degree in Recreation from San Jose State University.

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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 A. Karp

Fernanda Perdomo Karp

Fernanda Perdomo Karp 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.

Monica Garcia

Monica Garcia

Monica Garcia began her career at San José State University in 1998 in the College of Humanities and the Arts. In 2002, she was promoted to Dean's Assistant. She accepted the position of Assistant to the Provost in the Office of the Provost in 2005. In that position she provided administrative support to many campus-wide initiatives, committees and events.

Monica joined the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs in January 2012. In her capacity as a Confidential Administrative Support, she deals primarily with personnel and student issues. She oversees the smooth day-to-day operations of the front office, provides primary support to the Vice President and serves as a liaison to the Student Affairs Leadership Team (SALT) and the Division as a whole. Monica serves on numerous Division and Campus-wide committees related to human resources, budget, and crisis assessment and intervention and assists with the planning of Division-wide events and meetings.

Monica received her Bachelor of Science in Health Science from San José State University and was recognized in 2008 as the College of Applied Sciences and Arts (CASA) Distinguished Alumna of the Year.