A Warm Welcome: Dr. Shonda Goward Appointed as Network Director!

Shonda GowardOur team is thrilled to announce Dr. Shonda Goward, Associate Vice Provost of Undergraduate Advising and Success at San José State University, as our new Network Director. In this role, Dr. Goward will lead vision and strategy for the Network, in conjunction with her existing duties as the Network’s Advisory Board Chair, a position she was elected to in 2023. Dr. Goward has been an advocate for student success throughout her career, and a leader in the CSU since serving as director of the Student Center for Academic Achievement at Cal State East Bay from 2020 to 2021. At the Network, she was director of convenings prior to becoming Network Director & Advisory Board Chair. Dr. Goward earned her Ed.D. in higher education administration from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.


The Network creates spaces for middle leaders throughout the CSU to share ideas and take the lead in supporting equitable opportunities and outcomes for students. The Network is facilitated by the Education Insights Center (EdInsights) at Sacramento State, a research and policy center devoted to student success and the public benefits of education.