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Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located 40 miles south of San Francisco in California’s Silicon Valley. Santa Clara offers its more than 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate programs in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s degrees in a number of professional fields, law degrees, and engineering and theology doctorates. Distinguished by one of the highest graduation rates among all U.S. master’s universities, Santa Clara educates leaders of competence, conscience, and compassion grounded in faith-inspired values. Founded in 1851, Santa Clara is California’s oldest operating institution of higher education. Read more about SCU.


Editor. Saum’s journalism, essays and fiction have appeared in The BelieverCreative NonfictionSalonThe Kenyon Review, and other fine places. He’s lived and worked in the Czech Republic and Ukraine, where he directed the Fulbright program, taught as a Peace Corps volunteer, hosted a radio show, and was arrested only once. Email him.

Literary Editor. Ron Hansen M.A. ’95 is a novelist, essayist, and professor. He is known for writing literary westerns exploring the people and history of the American heartland, notably The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, which was adapted into an acclaimed film.

Managing Editor. Griffy is an experienced, award-winning journalist who has worked in print, online and over the airwaves. Her work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, San Jose Mercury News, San Luis Obispo Tribune, California Health Report, and on KQED, KALW, KAZU and others. She likes data, sound, stories, and public records. She is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors, the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting, and the Associations of Independents in Radio.

SCU Director of Storytelling.

Alicia K. Gonzales ’09
Jake Halpern
Kyle Hilton
Don Jedlovec
Sean McCabe
Michael Sloan
Sam Scott ’96

Chelsea Alan ’19
Ethan Beberness ’19
Lander Eicholzer ’19
Sarah Klearman ’19
Noah Sonnenburg ’21


Cuttriss & Hambleton Design Consultant
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President Michael Engh, S.J.
Vice President for University Relations James Lyons
Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications Celine Schmidek ’88
Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations Kathy Kale ’86
Elizabeth Fernandez ’79
Ron Hansen M.A. ’95
Dorian Llywelyn, S.J.
Michael S. Malone ’75, MBA ’77
Paul Soukup, S.J.

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