President's Messages

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...
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
As we begin a new year, we find ourselves again navigating turbulent times. The consequences of climate change threaten communities and ecosystems as wildfires consume Australia. The U.S. Congress vot...
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
As a U.S. historian, I approach this week’s holiday through a critical lens. A national holiday fueled by legend and colored by the history of colonialism and conquest, it can be a day of painfu...
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Today, I find myself celebrating my 100th day as president of San Francisco State. The time has sped by — a sure sign, as they say, I am having fun. Soon after I arrived, Money Magazine named us...