SFSU Public Affairs Press Release
Published by the Public Affairs Office at San Francisco State University, Diag Center.
SAN FRANCISCO--July 15, 1998 - Kenneth P. Monteiro, chair of the Psychology Department at San Francisco State University, has been named the University's dean of human relations. Monteiro's appointment is effective immediately.
"Ken Monteiro possesses extraordinary energy, integrity, commitment, personal leadership and administrative skills. Above all, the wide respect he commands on this campus makes him an ideal choice. I am delighted that he will be guiding the University in this difficult yet rewarding arena," said S.F. State President Robert A. Corrigan.
Monteiro, who earned his doctorate from Stanford University and his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College, had taught at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before joining the S.F. State faculty in 1987. A resident of the Bayview-Hunters Point area of San Francisco, Monteiro is a cognitive psychologist with applied research and training expertise in mental health and education. He is an authority on literacy and scholastic achievement as well as stress and coping. Monteiro has done extensive research on how people with AIDS and their caregivers cope with stress.
As the University's dean for human relations, Monteiro will be responsible for providing leadership, direction, and coordination for S.F. State's efforts in achieving a positive and equitable human relations environment. The Office of Human Relations is responsible for employment equity, conflict mediation, and programs that promote improved human relations.
In his new post, Monteiro will have major responsibility in helping the University foster an environment that is welcoming and engaging for all people; an environment that prepares and inspires its members for successful participation and effective leadership in a pluralistic society; and an environment in which all members have equal access to opportunities to develop their full potential.
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