Locatelli honored at “Spirit of Silicon Valley”

In October 2005, SCU President Paul Locatelli, S.J., received the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Spirit of Silicon Valley Lifetime Achievement Award. Locatelli was honored for building SCU into a nationally recognized university and for his commitment to ethics.

“When we think of ‘The Spirit of Silicon Valley,’ it is easy to imagine Fr. Locatelli,” said Carl Guardino, CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG). “He epitomizes the criteria considered for these words: impeccable ethics, business excellence, and community engagement.” Locatelli is the 10th recipient of the SVLG award.

Locatelli has been president of SCU since 1988, and his unprecedented fourth term lasts through 2010.

Accepting the award, Locatelli said, “This award is less about me and much more about Santa Clara University and the Jesuits, the religious order of Catholic priests dedicated to education. Our idea of educating leaders of competence, conscience, and compassion matches SVLG’s ideals for this award.”

In addition to running the University, Locatelli serves on a number of regional and national boards including the National Conference of Community and Justice/Silicon Valley Region, the American Leadership Forum, Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network, and the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities.

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