Belle Wei

 bellewei Carolyn Guidry Chair in Engineering Education and Innovative Learning 
College of Engineering, SJSU

Dr. Belle Wei served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at California State University, Chico, and as the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering’s Don Beall Dean of Engineering at San José State University (SJSU) for ten years. She is currently SJSU’s Carolyn Guidry Chair in Engineering Education and Innovative Learning.

Dr. Wei has been a champion for fostering inclusive excellence, bolstering STEM education, and broadening participation in computing by creating new interdisciplinary computing degree programs. She led the expansion of educational access for historically underrepresented groups, and the development of the Engineering Pathways to Success initiative that brings Project Lead the Way curricula to middle and high schools in the SF/Silicon Valley region.

Dr. Wei chaired the Engineering Deans Council’s Diversity Committee in 2009-2012, and spoke before U.S. Congress in 2006 on innovation, contributing to the 2007 America COMPETES Act.