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William F. Donnelly, S.J. 1928 – 2012
Monday, Oct. 29, 2012
William Donnelly, S.J., a professor of economics in the Leavey School of Business, has died. He was 84 years old.
Father Donnelly had been a member of the economics faculty since 1969, where he taught courses in international economics, international trade and finance, and principles of economics. His recent research concerned exports of American motion pictures, international trade, and offshore financial centers.
A 1949 graduate of the Santa Clara University with a degree in business, he entered the Society of Jesus in 1951, and held teaching posts at Loyola Marymount as well as Santa Clara University. He earned his doctorate in economics from New York University, and held master’s degrees in economics and theology.
He held several administrative posts at the University and with the Society of Jesus, serving as a member of the Santa Clara University Board of Regents and the Board of Trustees, and was Academic Vice President from 1973 to 1978. He also served on the Board of Trustees for Loyola Marymount University, and consulted for the Vice Provincial for Education, in the California Province of the Society of Jesus.
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