February 2023

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Week 3: February 1–3

Wed. 02/01  |  Thurs. 02/02  |  Fri. 02/03


SJSU president speaking to Ellenberg and a shot of Mahan being sworn in.(L-R) Susan Ellenberg and Matt Mahan. Photos courtesy of Jennifer Malutta

President Teniente-Matson attended celebratory events for local elected officials, including Susan Ellenberg’s swearing in as President of the Santa Clara Board of Supervisors and Mayor Matt Mahan’s inauguration.


President Teniente-Matson speaking to an audience. Photo: Irene Adeline Milanez BA Journalism ’25

She delivered opening remarks at the College of Social Sciences Spring Research & Advocacy Showcase.

SJSU president speaking with students attending the Lunar New Year Celebration.Photo: Robert C. Bain

As part of SJSU’s Weeks of Welcome events, the president gave welcome remarks at the second Lunar New Year Celebration, hosted by the Center for Asian Pacific Islander Student Empowerment and supported by the MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center and Associated Students.


SJSU president with students and staff making a heart sign with their hands.Photo: Robert C. Bain

On Friday, President Teniente-Matson showed her support for National Wear Red Day with students and staff at the Wellness Center. 

Week 4: February 4–12


Teniente Matson posing with Vanya Quiñones and also posing with ceremony attendees.
Photos courtesy of Melissa Anderson

President Teniente-Matson traveled to SJSU’s closest neighboring CSU to the south, California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB), to celebrate the investiture of Vanya Quiñones, CSUMB’s first Latina president.

Week 5: February 13–19

Thurs. 02/17  |  Fri. 02/18


President Teniente-Matson speaking to a group of students at the Healthy Development Community Clinic.Photo: Jim Gensheimer

The president attended the collaboration-launch meeting between SJSU’s HonorsX team and the Healthy Development Community Clinic (HDCC) at Oak Grove High School in San José. She welcomed HonorsX and HDCC faculty and students from across disciplines with inspiring remarks to kick off the event.


President Teniente-Matson posing with (L-R) Visiting Scholar Dr. Sergio Ortiz, SJSU President Teniente-Matson, Mexican President Consul General Alejandra Bologna, SJSU Provost Vincent Del Casino. Photo courtesy of Zaynna Tello

On Friday, she met with Mexican Consul General of San José Alejandra Bologna Zubikarai and visiting scholar Sergio Ortiz to discuss potential partnership opportunities with Mexico.

Week 6: February 20–26

Wed. 02/22  |  Thurs. 02/23  |  Sat. 02/25


President Teniente-Matson posing with engineering students.
Left: President with members of the student Spartan Racing team (L-R) Damion Chau, Alyssa Froelich, President Teniente-Matson, Clarence Choi, Ashwin Viswesvaran, Patrick McGowan, Aaron Hylton. Right: President with members of the College of Engineering (L-R) President Teniente-Matson, Assoc Dean Xiao Su, Dean Sheryl Ehrman (crouching), Assoc Dean Nicole Okamoto, student Saket Metrani, student Ismet Gurleroglu, student Rafael Padilla Perez, student Timothy Tan, Materials Engineering Prof. Ozgur Keles

The president posing with science students and the president taking a tour of the ISB building.
Left: President with members of the College of Science (L-R) President, MS student Rajiv Iyengar, MS student Raymond Hess, alumnus and Lecturer David Santiago, student Decklin Byrd, student Juan Pablo Chavez, student Abigail Ramirez Right: ISB tour.

President Teniente-Matson began visiting and acquainting herself with each of SJSU’s colleges, further orienting herself to the campus through listening to the community. She met with the Dean, faculty and student researchers at the Colleges of Science, including a tour of the Interdisciplinary Science Building, which will open in summer 2023. She also visited the College of Engineering, meeting members of the Spartan Racing team as well as faculty and staff.


The president attending a pizza party and speaking with students.
Photos: Robert C. Bain

The Office of Student Involvement hosted “Pizza With the President” in the Student Union, where students could informally drop in to grab a slice and meet with President Teniente-Matson.


The president holding a basketball and standing next to Jeff Konya.Courtesy of Scott MacDonald

President Matson attended the men’s basketball game against Boise State and received a custom basketball from Jeff Konya at halftime.