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.

Taking a Seat at Café AI

With the rise of ChatGPT and generative AI on college campuses, SCU faculty reckon with what it means for the future of education.

A Message in the Wind

Every year, SCU faculty and students gather beneath the trees and listen to the teaching of Laudato Si’.

Commence: 2023

As the class of 2023 graduates, speakers urge them to create lives of love that can change the world.

The Gentlewomen of SCU Rugby

Santa Clara’s women’s rugby team has a reputation for bringing brutal competition and being a safe haven.