Donna Minor

Picture of Advisor Donna Minor Academic Advisor



MA - Counseling & Student Personnel
San Jose State University
BA - Economics

San Jose State University


Donna has over 20 years of accumulated experience in college admissions for UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, Stanford University, and San Jose State University. As an admissions officer, she has helped many students and parents navigate the college process, and presented at conferences, community-based organizations, and schools on the details and intricacies of college admissions and what colleges look for in applicants. She was also previously an academic advisor for the San Francisco 49ers football team where she assisted players and their families with creating educational plans to complete their degree.

After working as a counselor at Archbishop Mitty High School and Princeton College Review Admissions division for the last few years, Donna decided to focus her career on advising. She wanted to help students along in their college journey, and found working at the SJSU Humanities and Arts Student Success Center the perfect fit for her new career goal. She knows how overwhelming and daunting college can be, and hopes her guidance will help make students' college journeys a bit easier for them.

In her spare time, Donna enjoys watching TV shows and movies, and traveling, eating out, or just being with friends and family.