Guidry Family Faculty Teaching Fellow

In 2013, the Mark and Carolyn Guidry Foundation donated $2.5M to the Davidson College of Engineering to support the Carolyn Guidry Professorship of Engineering Education.  The Guidry Professor will conduct research in engineering education, and work closely with the Engineering Student Success Center and various engineering departments.

Don Beall Dean of Engineering

In 2012, Don R. Beall ('60, metallurgical engineering) committed $4M for an endowed deanship, the first ever for SJSU and the Davidson College of Engineering.  The gift provides the dean with funding to advance the college's vision to educate new engineers for the new century.

Kordestani Endowed Chair

In 2008, Omid Kordestani ('84, electrical engineering), the senior vice president of global sales and business at Google donated $3M to the College of Engineering to establish the Kordestani Endowed Chair, to support faculty teaching in multidisciplinary programs.

Newnan Brothers Award for Faculty Excellence

In 2008, the Don Newnan and the late Dean Newnan donated $1M to the Davidson College of Engineering to establish an endowment for a faculty excellence award.  Both Don and Dean are alumni of SJSU and former faculty members of the Davidson College of Engineering.

Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering

In 2007, alumnus Charles W. Davidson gave $15M to the College of Engineering, the largest private individual gift to date for San Jose State University.  The gift funds new programs for freshmen engineering, outreach, and student success.

Global Technology Initiative

The Global Technology Initiative is a $1M endowment with the goal of educating SJSU engineering students about the impact of globalization.  

Pinson Chair

Created in 1994, the Pinson Chair Professorship is named for Dr. Jay Pinson, former dean of the Davidson College of Engineering from 1979 to 1994.  The chairship is awarded to an outstanding individual with industrial engineering and leadership experience.