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Guide to the San José State University Office of the President, J. Handel Evans Records
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Series I:  Administrative Records 1991-1994

Physical Description: 39 boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of the administrative records of Acting President J. Handel Evans (1991-1994). As acting president, Evans had multiple responsibilities related to the management of the campus, including admissions, budgetary concerns, outreach, sports, various task forces, and participation as a member of the Academic Senate.


This series is arranged chronologically by date range.
Box 1

Communications 1991

Box 2

Correspondence with Chancellor 1991-1992

Box 3

Budget 1991-1992

Box 4

State Accounts 1991-1992

Boxes 5-27

Administrative Files 1991-1994

Box 28

Administrative Files, SJSU Foundation 1991-1995

Box 29

Sports and Organizations' Events 1992

Box 30

Services and Offices of Education 1992-1993

Box 31

Admissions and Records 1992-1993

Box 32

President's Task Force, Administrative Files 1992-1994

Box 33

Academic Affairs 1993

Box 34

Board and Committee Meetings 1993

Box 35

Administrative and Services 1993

Box 36

University Management 1993

Box 37

Administrative Files, Academic Senate 1993-1994

Box 38

General Meetings 1994

Box 39

Meetings and Events 1994


Series II:  Fort ORD/CSU, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) 1988-1994

Physical Description: 4 boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

The Fort Ord military base, located in Monterey Bay, was marked for closure in 1991 after decades of service. Acting President Evans (1991-1994) played a significant role in developing a new college in the CSU system on this site. As result, the CSU, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) campus opened in July 1994.


This series is arranged chronologically by date range.
Boxes 40-42

Fort Ord 1988-1994

Box 43

Creation of CSUMB at Fort Ord 1991-1994


Series III:  San Carlos Street Closure 1986-1994

Physical Description: 1 box

Series Scope and Content Summary

Acting President Evans (1991-1994) continued the work of his predecessor, President Gail Fullerton (1978-1991), to complete the street closure of San Carlos Street which originally ran through the university, bisecting the campus in half. The San José City Council initially wanted to downgrade San Carlos Street to a smaller road, but President Fullerton and then-Executive Vice President J. Handel Evans persuaded the Council to close the portion of the road running through campus. The project began in 1994 and was completed in 1996. Today, San Carlos Street is a decorated walkway through the campus, with the street existing in two segments on either side of San José State University.


This series is arranged chronologically by date range.
Box 44

San Carlos Street Closure 1986-1994