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Jose R. Preciado, Director of Academic Engagement Programs


Jose Preciado

In his seventeenth year at SDSU, Jose serves as Director of Academic Engagement Programs in the Division of Undergraduate Studies providing leadership and administrative direction for the Faculty-Student Mentoring Program, the Undergraduate Research Program, the Service Learning and Civic Engagement Program, the DUS Internship Program, and the Common Experience. Jose is also the designated Community Engagement Director for SDSU. Jose previously served as Director of College Readiness Programs. His main duties involved establishing academic partnerships between SDSU academic departments and secondary schools, school districts and County Office of Education to extend college opportunities and support student achievement. Jose’s efforts with the County Office of Education included supporting the Foster Youth Services college opportunity program, AVID, the English Language Learners Unit and the promotion of Parent Involvement Programs. Jose graduated from San Diego State University in 1996 with a BA in Latin American Studies and Spanish for the Single Subject Teaching Credential. Jose is an elected official and serves on the Sweewater Authority and the San Diego County Water Authority. He lives in the City of Chula Vista.


Recent Campus Committees

2015- Member, Undergraduate Research Learning Pathways Work-Group
2012- Member, Student Research Committee, Division of Research Affairs
2013- Member, Strategic Plan Undergraduate Research Work-Group
2013- Member, Strategic Plan Campus Internship Work-Group
2013-14 Member, Strategic Plan Commuter Work-Group
2013-14 Co-Chair, SDSU Work-Group, Carnegie Foundation for theAdvancement of Teaching- Community Engagement Classification Application 2012 Member Search Committee-DUS Associate Dean
2013 Member Search Committee-DUS Associate Dean
2014 Member Search Committee-Weber Honors College Associate Director
2012 Member, Administrative Review Committee, Dean of Undergraduate Studies
2012 Co-Chair, Campus Climate Work-Group, Building on Excellence Strategic Planning Process


Recent University Service
2013- Member, University Senate Committee on Academic Resources and Planning
2015- Senate Chair Designee- Douglas Deutschman, University Senate Committee on Diversity Equity and Outreach
2014- Senate Chair Designee-David Ely, University Senate Committee on Diversity Equity and Outreach
2013- Member, Campus Fee Advisory Committee
2013- University Senate Representative, Extended Studies Committee
2006-2012 Senator, University Senate
2009-2012 Member, University Senate, Senate Executive Committee
2010-2011 Member, University Senate, Enrollment Management Taskforce
2008-2012 Member and Chair, Staff Affairs
2012- Union Steward, Unit 4, Academic Professionals of California

Contact Us

The Office of Academic Engagement Programs is part of the Division of Undergraduate Studies. Its programs offer high impact educational practices such as service learning, undergraduate research, internships, and shared intellectual experiences. These increase faculty-student interactions, deepen student learning, and lead to advanced student achievement.


Office of Academic Engagement Programs
San Diego State University
Division of Undergraduate Studies
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1623


Alejandro "Alex" Contreras, Programs Assistant
Office: 619-594-2871