Friday, April 23, 2021
Dear campus community,
We recently concluded a national search for a vice president for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. I am very grateful to the search committee and the dozens of students, staff, faculty and administrators who participated in the search and shared their thoughts about the candidates. It is with great excitement that I announce that Dr. Jamillah Moore has agreed to serve SF State in this role, effective July 1.
Dr. Moore joins us from Cañada College in San Mateo County where she has served as president since 2016. Under her leadership, the College successfully completed a strategic plan and had its accreditation reaffirmed. Her many accomplishments in this role also include establishing the campus’ Anti-Racist framework, developing a program to support Latinx students with transfer pathways and co-chairing the San Mateo County Community College District’s Basic Needs Task Force.
Previously, Dr. Moore served as vice-chancellor of Educational Services and Planning at the San Mateo Community College District, chancellor of the Ventura Community College District, president of Los Angeles City College, interim superintendent president of Compton Community College and senior vice chancellor for Governmental and External Relations for the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. She spent a decade as a legislative staffer and policy analyst in the California State Senate and is a former director of Governmental Relations for the Los Angeles County Office of Education.
Dr. Moore’s background also includes teaching and research in issues related to educational access and equity with a focus on student success for BIPOC and low-income students. She has consulted with college systems and policymaking organizations in California and Washington D.C. on educational policy issues.
A native Californian, Dr. Moore holds two degrees from California State University, Sacramento, a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a master’s in Intercultural Communication and Public Policy. It is a pleasure to welcome her back to the CSU! Dr. Moore earned a doctorate from the University of San Francisco in International and Multicultural Education.
We are extremely lucky to have found someone whose experience and values align so perfectly with the culture and needs of SF State. I look forward to working with Dr. Moore to expand opportunities for all current and future SF State students.
I want to thank Dr. Beth Hellwig for her incredible work as our interim vice president. Dr. Hellwig has served our students and the campus well during a challenging period. She has enriched the student experience at SF State. I am very grateful for her leadership.
I would also like to thank the search committee: co-chairs Sherria Taylor and Jennifer Summit, and committee members Yvonne Bui, Andrew Carillo, Anosha Chaudhuri, Susan Chen, Luis De Paz Fernandez, Meredith Eliassen, Erin Fischer, Cyrus Ginwala, Nia Hall, Reggie Parson, John-Carlos Perea, Tony Schifano, Tonee Sherrill, Fred Smith, Kimberly Tanner, and Jimmie Wilder. And a special thank you to Cristal Wallin for her support in coordinating a successful search process.
Again, I thank all who participated in this critically important search. Please join me in welcoming Dr. Moore to the Gator Family.
Lynn Mahoney, Ph.D.