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More than 10,000 degree candidates had the opportunity to participate in one of the university’s eight commencement ceremonies. More than 10,000 degree candidates had the opportunity to participate in one of the university’s eight commencement ceremonies.

This Month on NewsCenter

Here are some of SDSU’s top NewsCenter stories from the past month.
By Katie Stanchis

May was an exciting month at San Diego State University as more than 10,000 students graduated from the university, many of which participated in commencement ceremonies held at Viejas Arena.

In addition to commencement, SDSU announced a new president for the university and dean for the Fowler College of Business, received international recognition for gender parity in its MBA program and saw three Aztecs drafted into the National Football League. Here are a few of May's top stories.

Sally Roush Appointed Interim President of SDSU

Sally Roush, who held multiple positions at SDSU for 31 years including senior vice president for Business and Financial Affairs, was named interim president of SDSU by California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White. She will begin her position on July 1, 2017.

Fowler College of Business Dean Named

Lance Nail was named the new dean of SDSU's Fowler College of Business. Nail previously served as dean of the business schools at Texas Tech University and University of Southern Mississippi.

Three Aztecs Selected in NFL Draft

Nico Siragusa, Donnel Pumphrey and Damontae Kazee were selected in the 2017 NFL Draft. Siragusa and Pumphrey were drafted in the fourth round by the Baltimore Ravens and Philadelphia Eagles, respectively. Kazee was drafted in the fifth round by the Atlanta Falcons.

2017 Commencement Summary

More than 10,000 students graduated from SDSU, joining the alumni network of more than 300,000 Aztecs. Distinguished alumni Andrea Skorepa ('71), Harold Brown ('59) and Jack McGrory ('76) received honorary doctor of humane letters degrees this year.

SDSU's MBA Program Recognized for Gender Parity

According to a ranking released last month by U.S. News & World Report, SDSU ranked among the top 10 full-time MBA programs with the highest proportion of women enrolled in fall 2016. The university's part-time MBA program also ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report in 2017.

SDSU Psychologists Are Top Contenders for NIH Funding

SDSU’s psychology department ranked third among California universities and 19th among universities nationwide in funding from the National Institute of Public Health—the field’s primary funder. SDSU psychologists received more than $7 million from the agency in FY16.