San José State University President Paul Yu to Resign

Contact: Clara Potes-Fellow, (562) 951-4800, cpotes-fellow@calstate.edu

(August 2, 2004) –San José State University President Paul Yu is resigning today from the presidency for health reasons.

Yu, who officially became SJSU’s president in July, will return with his family to New York. Previous to coming to San José, he had been president of the State University of New York College at Brockport.

California State University Chancellor Charles B. Reed has appointed Don Kassing, SJSU vice president for administration and finance, as the acting president to head the campus, the oldest of CSU’s 23 institutions.

In the near future, Chancellor Reed, after consulting with the chair of the CSU Board of Trustees, will appoint an interim president.

“The trustees and I regret that Paul had to step down, but his health and family comes first. He certainly had the potential to be a great leader for San José. We wish him all the best,” Reed said.

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Last Updated: August 2, 2004

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