Santa Clara University

Chancellor Paul Locatelli, S.J.

Paul L. Locatelli, S.J.

Gratitude best describes how I feel about my life today.  I am deeply grateful for so many things: for my family and friends, for life and health, and for the part that Santa Clara has played and will continue to play in my life.  I am very grateful for these past 20 years as president of this remarkable community and for the ways it has inspired my hopes and beliefs.  But with gratitude come some key lessons learned:

  1. listen attentively for your greatest desires.
  2. discover those places where your greatest desires and your passion to act justly meet the needs of the world.
  3. believe in yourself.


And so as we continue to look toward the future remember to always nourish your heart and mind, listen for your deepest desires – and hear, in them, God’s call to you, and be open to new possibilities where your imagination, talents, and the needs of the world converge. 


Paul Locatelli, S.J.