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Funeral Mass for Professor Corio

Monday, Oct. 21, 2013

A funeral Mass for Steve Corio, professor of practice in marketing, will be celebrated Tuesday, October 29, at 4 p.m. in the Mission Church on the Santa Clara University campus.

Corio, who passed away unexpectedly on October 5, joined the Leavey School of Business faculty in 1998 and taught MBA and undergraduate courses in sales management, competitive marketing strategies, and marketing analysis and decision-making. A double Bronco, Steve earned his bachelor of arts degree in economics and his MBA from Santa Clara University.

He was dedicated to his students throughout his time at Santa Clara, as a popular professor and a sought-after student adviser.

“Steve filled classrooms and changed lives with his enthusiasm and love of sales management,” said marketing department co-chair, Shelby McIntyre. “He was esteemed by everybody who knew him.”

Prior to joining the Santa Clara University faculty, Steve had a successful 30-year career, much of it at IBM, in management in accounting, finance, marketing, and sales. He founded Corio Consulting, a provider of consulting services for business development, resource planning and sales management. He also founded the Advanced Sales Skills Institute to provide individual and enterprise-wide sales training.  He was formerly VP of Sales for SecureALL and a member of the Texas Real Estate Brokers’ Association. 
Steve will be missed as a teacher, friend, and colleague, and has lent his expertise and spirit to the business school and marketing department for many years.  
Notes of condolence may be sent to Steve’s family, care of the Business School:
The Corio Family
c/o Leavey School of Business
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa  Clara, Ca 95053


Comments Comments

Bbarr said on Oct 9, 2013
We lost a friend, colleague, and a dedicated teacher. Steve Corio died on Saturday. He was my office mate for over ten years. His days at IBM coincided with my time at GE. We shared experiences in business and collaborated on content and techniques to give students the best understanding of sales and marketing we could. Thanks, Steve, for all you taught me and being my friend. You will be missed and remembered.
jasminaut said on Oct 18, 2013
I remember Professor Corio from my undergraduate days at SCU. I was struggling to get Delta Sigma Pi re-established on campus and he shared his experiences from his time with Delta Sigma Pi with me and supported us at that time. I still have his Sales Management book, which still comes in handy. My prayers go out to his family, friends, and community. Steve will definitely be missed!
ltan said on Sep 25, 2014
I thought about Professor Corio and very difficult to read such sadden news. Learned so much from him during college times at SJSU. My prayers go out to his family, and friends.
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