Dear Gator Family:
I am so very happy to have had the opportunity to serve San Francisco State University over the past two years. When I arrived in California in August of 2019, I quickly discovered the richness of this campus community. I feel truly blessed to have worked with our Student Affairs & Enrollment Management Team specifically, and the entire campus community as a whole.
During my short time here, I learned just how unique the SF State campus is, and how many truly amazing students, faculty, staff and administrators are at the heart of this university. The past two years have been both “the best of times” and some of the most difficult of times in my career; and I believe the only way we have been able to survive the pandemic, budget challenges, racial injustice and enrollment decline has been by embracing and leaning on one another to lift each other up. As we move forward and you prepare for a phased return to campus, it is ok to recognize the collective trauma we have all experienced that will create our new normal and hopefully change us for the better. Be kind to yourselves, as the campus begins to repopulate, and the country begins to heal.
I am extremely happy to welcome your next Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, Dr. Jamillah Moore, who brings incredible experience and insights to this role! I have been fortunate to meet with her on a few occasions and have found her to be a bright star, full of excitement as she prepares to join all of you at SF State. She will certainly bring so much to the campus, and I can already sense the love she has for SF State’s students, as well as her commitment to engaging with everyone upon her arrival.
Most importantly, I want to share my heartfelt thanks to each of you for making me feel cherished and at home, here in San Francisco. As I leave California, I am taking with me more than I brought, as I have learned more than I thought possible, both professionally and personally. I will take a bit of my San Francisco home with me when I return to my home in Colorado on July 1st. I leave with a bigger heart and I hope our paths cross in the future!
Beth Hellwig, Ph.D. (she/her/hers)
Interim Vice President
Student Affairs & Enrollment Management