Fresh Leadership

Meet the newest members of the SCU Board of Directors. 

The Santa Clara University Board of Directors elected four new trustees, bringing to 46 the number of people who help set policies and strategy for the University. The new trustees, elected at the board’s June meeting:

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Luis Arriaga Valenzuela, S.J. is an attorney, Jesuit priest, and president of ITESO, one of the most prestigious Jesuit universities in Latin America. He has taught human rights and legal ethics at various universities, including Loyola Law School, Stanford University, Universidad Iberoamericana, and Santa Clara.

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Elizabeth Connelly ’15 is a medical student at Stanford University School of Medicine, where she volunteers with Stanford’s Cardinal Free Clinics. During her undergraduate studies at SCU, she was a Honzel fellow with the Markkula Center.

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Stephen A. Finn MBA ’76 is the former CEO and chairman of the board of Trust Company of America. Finn served on the SCU Board of Regents from 2006-2018 and is currently a regent emeritus. His support for the University includes gifts for Finn Residence Hall and Leavey School of Business.

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Peter B. Morin ’85 joins the Board of Trustees as an ex officio representative as chair of the University’s Board of Regents. He founded and is managing director of Watermark Companies, a private investment firm. He is also chairman of Adopt-A-Highway Maintenance Corp., a company he founded.

From Scratch

The new leader of SCU’s adolescent mental health concentration wants to design better mental healthcare delivery systems to help more kids, now.

Green Is the New Black

Leaders in sustainable fashion shared career advice with student designers at SCU’s popular EcoFashion Show.

Hop 2 It

How do you get from hops to beer? Sustainability interns found out by turning hops grown at SCU’s Forge Garden into “Forge Ahead,” an English-style pale ale.

Racking Up

Tess Heal ’26 is nabbing awards left and right thanks to a stellar freshman year with Santa Clara women’s basketball.