The president of San Jose State University will resign at the end of the fall semester.
Mary Papazian announced her intention to resign yesterday amid criticism over the handling of a sexual abuse scandal that resulted in a recent $1.6 million settlement. It is unclear who will replace her when she resigns on December 21st but school officials will meet with campus stakeholders to name an interim president. In a statement to the university community, Papazian said the “best interest of the campus continues to be at the forefront of every decision I make,” adding that she decided to leave the helm as the university’s 30th president “after thoughtful consideration.”
The CSU Board of Trustees will soon launch a national search for the next SJSU president, university officials said.