Mohammad H. Qayoumi
Mohammad H. Qayoumi

Dr. Mohammad H. Qayoumi

San José State University

Office of the President


In 2011, Mohammad H. Qayoumi was appointed as president of San Josť State University, the oldest and one of the largest universities in the 23-campus CSU system. Previously, Qayoumi served as president of California State University, East Bay, where under his leadership, the university adopted long-range academic and strategic plans that significantly strengthened its regional position and profile.

In addition to his more than 30 years of experience in the service of higher education and industry, Qayoumi is a licensed professional engineer and a certified management accountant. He has published eight books, more than 85 articles, and several chapters in various books. Additionally, he has presented at numerous national and international conferences on topics ranging from quality and energy to systems theory. Qayoumi is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and has served as a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award examiner and senior examiner.

Qayoumi has served his native country in various capacities, including as a senior advisor to the Minister of Finance of Afghanistan and member of the board of directors for the Central Bank of Afghanistan. Locally, Qayoumi is a member of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, and serves on several boards including the Bay Area Council, the East Bay Economic Development Alliance and the Contra Costa Business Council.

Academic Experience

President, San José State University, 2011 to date.

President, California State University, East Bay, 2006 to 2011.

Tenured Professor of Engineering, California State University, East Bay, 2006 to 2011.

Vice President for Administration and Finance and Chief Financial Officer, California State University, Northridge, 2000-06.

Professor of Engineering Management, California State University, Northridge, 2001-06.

Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services and Adjunct Professor, University of Missouri-Rolla, 1995-2000.

Associate Vice President for Administration, San Josť State University, 1986-95.

Adjunct Professor, San Josť State University, 1986-95.

Director of Utilities and Engineering Services, University of Cincinnati, 1983-86.

Director of Technical Services, University of Cincinnati, 1982-83.

Staff Engineer, University of Cincinnati, 1979-82.


Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cincinnati
M.B.A., Finance and Accounting, University of Cincinnati
M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cincinnati
M.S., Nuclear Engineering, University of Cincinnati
B.S., Electrical Engineering, American University of Beirut