KGI welcomes new president

On Monday, Mohamed Abousalem took over as Keck Graduate University’s third president, succeeding Sheldon Schuster, who retired after 21 years at the helm.

Abousalem hopes to grow KGI under his leadership and collaborate with partners to “bring fresh perspectives together to advance this shared goal,” according to a news release.

Abousalem joins KGI from San Jose State University, where he served as its inaugural vice president for research and innovation. Before SJSU, he served as the assistant vice chancellor for industry alliances and technology commercialization at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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