Joint Venture Profiles

Each month, Joint Venture profiles a member of our board or other project leader from the Silicon Valley region. We feature them here on our website and in our monthly newsletter, Valley Vision. (Some of these leaders have moved on to different roles in the community since their profile first appeared.) We hope you enjoy meeting the people behind the headlines and learning more about them. You can read our current profile below.

Meet Dr. Mary A. Papazian

Mary Papazian President, San Jose State University and Joint Venture board member

Dr. Mary A. Papazian has the pedigree to lead a great university. A native of Los Angeles, Dr. Papazian had nearly 30 years of teaching and academic administrative experience when she became San Jose State University’s 30th president and the first Armenian American female president of a university on July 1, 2016. That same year she joined the Joint Venture Silicon Valley Board of Directors... Read more

About Joint Venture

Established in 1993, Joint Venture Silicon Valley provides analysis and action on issues affecting our region's economy and quality of life. The organization brings together established and emerging leaders—from business, government, academia, labor and the broader community—to spotlight issues and work toward innovative solutions.