Administration and Leadership
A Shared Vision
Leadership at San José State is defined by a belief that shared decision making and collaborative university governance is at the core of our culture. With this inclusive approach as a guide, President Mary A. Papazian and the university's leadership promote discussion and engagement among faculty, staff, students and the community to shape and accomplish the goals of San José State.
Associated Students mission is to support and represent the students of San Jose State by continuing the organization’s legacy of student advocacy and leadership; to enhance SJSU students’ education through high-quality programs and services; and to prepare students as they move towards a thoughtful and purposeful life after graduation.
The Research Foundation manages more than $250 million in an active research grants portfolio that generates nearly $60 million in research-related expenditures annually. It also provides direct and/or indirect employment support to more than 1,500 individuals, including students, faculty and staff members, and research affiliates.
Student Union, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation, that maintains three major campus facilities: the Diaz Compean Student Union, the Event Center at SJSU, and the Spartan Recreation and Aquatic Center.
Part of University Advancement, the Tower Foundation is SJSU's auxiliary organization dedicated solely to philanthropy. Tower assists with the development, investment, administration and banking of all SJSU philanthropic donations.