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Newsletter Issue II: April–May, 2015

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  • Campus & Community Relations
    • Job and Education Development Initiative (JEDI) brings City Hall to SJSU
    • What's On Your Mind, Spartan? Dine-and-Chat with the VPSA
  • Construction Updates
    • Campus Village Phase II
    • Recreation Center
    • Student Union
    • Student Wellness Center


Campus & Community Relations

Campus and Community Relations

Job and Education Development Initiative (JEDI) brings City Hall to SJSU

For the past two years, the Job and Education Development Initiative (JEDI) has brought together campus, community, business and government entities to SJSU with the goal to stimulate employment and education opportunities in the greater Bay Area through partnerships and to increase the talent pipeline to higher education. It’s also a part of our mission to showcase the amazing work that’s being done at the university.

JEDI has hosted speakers from College Day, CommUniverCity, Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA), Global Women in the Workplace, NOVA, 2014 Silicon Valley Internship Summit, Center for Community Learning & Leadership (CCLL), SpartaUps, YearUp, Jay Pinson STEM Education Program, SJSU Tower Foundation, and SJSU Research Foundation. In continuing JEDI’s mission of fostering and developing partnerships, we have invited San José City Council members to talk about their vision for our city, educational opportunities, economic and job development at​ our next meeting on May 27 at 2pm. Margaret Jackson, AM 1220 KDOW Radio Host will be our moderator. During that meeting, we​ will also showcase the work being done by the A.S. Cesar Chavez Community Action Center. Please contact Fernanda Karp or Daniel Newell with questions.

Dine with the Vice PresidentWhat's On Your Mind, Spartan? 
A Dine-and-Chat with the VPSA

Students, do you want to be heard? Do you want to be in the know? Do you want to share what's on your mind about SJSU? Do you have any questions or issues to be solved? Join Vice President for Student Affairs, Renee Barnett Terry for a series of chats where she will listen to your input on what we can do in Student Affairs to better serve you and address concerns/issues that you may have. The chats will be during lunch or dinner, so please RSVP to reserve your space — events are limited to the first 25 students who sign up!

The dates are: Tuesday, April 21 from 12–1:30pm in the Associated Students House (Fireside Room) and Monday, April 27 from 5:30-7:30pm in the Boccardo Business Complex (BBC) 32

To RSVP please go to A Dine-and-Chat with the VPSA. If you need to cancel your reservation, please send an email to Fernanda Karp or call (408) 924-5900 — please allow another student to take your spot if you can't make it!

Construction Updates

Check-Out Our New Digs

The division is pleased to provide the following updates on four key campus construction projects that will serve the campus and student body. All projects are managed under the auspices of Facilities Development and Operations (FD&O), but are guided by the work of the staff from the following departments: Student Union, Inc. (new Student Union and Recreation Center), Student Health Center and Counseling & Psychological Services (Student Wellness Center), and University Housing Services (Campus Village Phase II).

Campus Village Phase II

The new residence hall housing 850 students is on schedule to open in August 2016. It is located at the corner of 9th Street and Paseo de San Carlos. The building will also include common study rooms, lounges, multi-purpose room, recreation space, and other support spaces. It will be a 10-story high rise building.

Recreation Center

The Student Union staff, Associated Students, and Athletics Department worked with Facilities Development & Operations (FD&O) and an architectural design firm to create the budget and program for the new Recreation Center. The project will be approximately 120,000 sq.ft. and some of the proposed features include a roof top field with a running track, a recreational and a competitive pool, three basketball courts and a MAC court, several studios from small to large, separate aerobic rooms, free weights and selectorized fitness equipment.

The project is due to break ground in August 2016, following the opening of Campus Village Phase II and the demolition of Hoover and Royce Halls, and is scheduled for completion in December 2018.

Campus Village Phase II

Proposed Recreation Center

Student Union Building

The renovated portion of the Student Union project is scheduled to open mid to late August of 2015. The Bowling Center initially was not included as part of the renovation other then seismic bracing and the necessary infrastructure. Due to the unforeseen extent of the demolition to the seismic bracing, it will be necessary to do other renovations to the Bowling Center, pushing the Bowling Center to now open for operation in Spring 2016.  

On April 2, the Student Union will be doing a walk through of the facilities for interested design branding firms who would like to present a proposal for signage, graphics, art, wayfinding and digital art.

Student Wellness Center

The new 3-story, 52,000 square foot Student Wellness Center is located on 7th Street and Paseo de San Carlos. The building will house the Student Health Center and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Construction wrapped-up over Spring Break, however both departments will move into their new space in early June. The goal is to continue campus-wide services, without interruption, through the end of the academic year.

Student Union

Student Wellness Center  

Give Now

Give Now ButtonStudent Affairs raises funds for programs and services that add to students' comprehensive learning experience. Making a gift to one of our Student Affairs funds is a great way to make a direct impact on individual students. Three of our funds are listed below:

  • VP Student Affairs Community Fund — Purpose is to support the central mission for the Division of Student Affairs.
  • SJSU Emergency Fund — Purpose is to provide support to students in emergency situations.
  • SJSU Student Leadership — Purpose is to support student leadership projects, programs, and activities.

You can make your donation securely, by clicking the Give Now button above. Once on the Giving webpage, in the box labeled "Other Purposes," type the name of the fund you would like to donate to. Do not check any boxes for "areas of giving."

Welcome New Employees!

Welcome Aboard!

We are pleased to welcome the following individuals to San José State University and the Student Affairs family.

  Lori Salazar John Savercool photo not available


Lori Salazar
Acting Transition &
Success Coordinator
Student Involvement

John Savercool
Database & Employer 
Services Administrator

Career Center

 Lovepreet Sidhu Philip Smith  Bradley Stutland 

Lovepreet Sidhu
Administrative Assistant
Office of the 
Vice President for 
Student Affairs

Philip Smith
Direct Loan Coordinator 
& Financial Aid Counselor
Financial Aid & 
Scholarship Office 

Bradley Stutland
Registered Nurse
Student Health Center


In addition to welcoming new employees to the division, we would also like to congratulate the following employee on her new appointment.

Shannon Quihuiz

Shannon Quihuiz
Student Conduct &
Ethical Development


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