President's Messages

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Dear Campus Community, Many of us had high hopes and grand visions for 2020. I do not imagine that for many of us these included obsessive handwashing and weeks at home. Accommodating current public...
Friday, March 27, 2020
Dear San Francisco State Family, The last three weeks have been extraordinary. At no time in my career did I anticipate that I would be writing to you in a world in which students and faculty are all...
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
I am often asked why I chose to specialize in 19th century U.S. history. I began my studies following the rise of what’s known as the “New” Social History. Its focus on democratic in...
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Dear campus community, As I have mentioned in earlier messages, San Francisco State University is in so many ways a model of a diverse and inclusive university. There are moments, however, when even...
Thursday, January 30, 2020
At Convocation and in some of my earliest messages, I talked about the importance of people and their stories. Ours is a university rich in voices and experiences. And listening to you and learning yo...