Faculty in Residence for Sustainability Appointment

Sent: April 9, 2021

From: Vincent J. Del Casino, Jr., Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dear Colleagues:

The Provost’s office is pleased to announce the appointment of William DeVincenzi, lecturer emeritus for the Lucas College of Business, as our Faculty in Residence for Sustainability beginning this month. 

The Faculty in Residence for Sustainability is responsible for directing and coordinating the University’s efforts to create and promote a culture of sustainability throughout the campus and the community. As such, the FIR supports all members of our campus community as they integrate sustainability research, education and practices into the educational and outreach missions of San José State University. This is a senior-level faculty administrative position, reporting directly to me, and responsible for collaborating with all divisions of the University.

Bill has a two-decade history with SJSU and the local business community through his teaching, fundraising, and community work.  He has been a strong sustainability advocate since 2004. On a more personal note, he explains, “Sustainability is my passion in life right now and it will be for the rest of my life.” In addition to giving numerous presentations and implementing projects promoting sustainability and global understanding for the past ten years, Mr. DeVincenzi founded and raised funds for the long-standing and well-regarded Sbona Honors Program and Thompson Global Internship program in the College of Business. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to SJSU, William was named the 2008 Outstanding Lecturer for San Jose State University.

I look forward to working with Bill on ongoing and forthcoming sustainability efforts across campus that are diverse, equitable, and inclusive. It is fantastic to launch this position during a time when we are focusing on our environment, find more information here.  Please support SJSU’s sustainability efforts by welcoming him, too.