Pam Richardson

Spartan Spirit Head

Chair of the Accreditation Review Committee



I am a professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy and the chair of the Accreditation Review Committee, which is charged with leading the university in preparation for its accreditation review with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). In my 24 years at SJSU, I have served in many roles including graduate program coordinator and chair of my department, and Associate Dean and Interim Dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences. My goal has always been to prepare our students for success in their academic endeavors and in their life after college by providing a rigorous, inclusive, and supportive educational experience. One of my favorite things is seeing our graduates go on to lead creative, satisfying, and productive lives in service to their families and communities. The accreditation process helps us to make our students even more successful by giving us an opportunity to evaluate, reflect, and set goals to continue to get better at what we do. I greatly appreciate working with the university community in this role to support our students.