New SF State President Lynn Mahoney Makes Peace on Campus

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE -- “She seems interested in listening to us and working with us,” said James Martel, a Political Science professor who often sees a dispirited side of campus as head of the faculty union that helps aggrieved instructors. “Even if it’s just a honeymoon period, I’ll happily take it.”

“I sense a much calmer campus climate since Dr. Mahoney’s arrival,” said Marc Dollinger, a Jewish Studies professor. He praised not only the hiring of the Jewish Student Life coordinator — done last semester under Wong — but also Mahoney’s hiring of a Muslim Student Life coordinator this semester. “I believe the purpose of a university, and SF State in particular, is to engage difference.”