Fall/Winter edition of SF State Magazine now online

Woman smiles at the camera wearing a brown blazer and purple striped shirt

San Francisco State University President Lynn Mahoney (photo by Deanne Fitzmaurice)

Content celebrates accomplished women — alums, faculty, students and new President Lynn Mahoney

If you’ve spent any time on the San Francisco State University campus this semester, you might have caught a glimpse of President Lynn Mahoney — in a Q&A session with faculty and staff, perhaps, or on one of her many campus strolls with students. Now you can find her somewhere else: on the cover of SF State Magazine. The latest issue highlights the arrival of the University’s first female permanent president along with the exceptional achievements of other female members of the San Francisco State community.

In the cover interview, President Mahoney lays out her vision for the University and discusses her history with SF State and her career as an academic and administrator. A feature article shows how the female scientists of color leading the SF BUILD program are creating a space in science for students from underrepresented groups. A second feature walks through the history of women and gender studies at SF State, from its roots in the campus strikes of the late 1960s to the far-reaching impact of the program today.

The issue also includes a Q&A with SF State’s director of athletics Stephanie Shrieve-Hawkins; a historical look at the brief but important interim tenure of the University’s first female president in 1927; the story behind SF State research on the first days of the #MeToo movement; and a collection of achievements from SF State alumnae. Read those stories and more on the SF State Magazine website.

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