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:
- listen attentively for your greatest desires.
- discover those places where your greatest desires and your passion to act justly meet the needs of the world.
- 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.
PAUL L. LOCATELLI, S.J.
Santa Clara University
- Chancellor, Santa Clara University, January 2009
- Secretary of Higher Education for the Society of Jesus (appointed January 1, 2007 by the Superior General)
Current Board Memberships and Service
- Board of Directors: Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities; Catholic Relief Services; Silicon Valley Leadership Group; and the Bill Hannon Foundation
- Boards of Trustees: Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley
- International Committee for Jesuit Higher Education
Honors and Scholarship
- Honorary Degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, University of San Francisco (USF), 2008
- Community Builder Honoree, People Acting in Community Together (PACT), 2007
- Spirit of Silicon Valley Lifetime Achievement Award from the Silicon Valley Leadership Group's (SVLG), 2005
- Exemplary Community Leadership Award from the National Conference for Community and Justice Silicon Valley (NCCJ), 2005
- The Jim McEntee Distiguished Service Award from the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Association of Santa Clara Valley, 2005
- Education Achievement Award from the Italian American Heritage Foundation, 2000
- John Gardner Leadership Award from the American Leadership Forum, 1999
- Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame, 2000
- Citizen of the Year (Medici Medal) from the County of Santa Clara/Province of Florence - Sister County Commission, 1999
- Distinguished Professor of the Year Award from the California Society of CPAs, 1994
- Justice in A Globalizing World, Promotio Iustitiae, No. 93, 2006/4
- Co-authored with J. Gainen: Assessment for the New Curriculum: A Guide for Professional Accounting Programs, American Accounting Association, 1995
- "Service-Learning in Accounting Education," in Learning by Doing: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Accounting, ed. D.V. Rama, 1998
- "For One World With One Justice: Education for Globalization," America Magazine, May 20, 2002
- "Globalizing the World: Linking Integration and Solidarity," Explore, Fall 2002
Education and Personal
- Bachelor of Science in Commerce (accounting) from Santa Clara University 1960
- Doctorate of Business Administration (major in accounting, minors in economics and management) from the University of Southern California, 1971
- Master of Divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, 1974
- Certified Public Accountant, 1965
- Entered the Jesuit Order in 1962, ordained in 1974
Previous Positions and Service
- President (appointed August 1, 1988) and Professor of Accounting
- Academic Vice President, 1978-1986; Associate Dean of Business, 1976-78; Faculty of Accounting, 1974-86, at Santa Clara
- Educational Boards and Associations: Presidents Council of the Association of Governing Boards; Executive Committee of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (chair 1992-94); Institute of International Education of Students; Senior Commission of Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC); Board of Directors of WASC; Chair of WASC Task Force on Purposes of Accreditation; Accounting Education Change Commission; National Association for Independent Colleges and Universities; Commission for Minority Education of the American Council of Education; National Conference of Bishops and Presidents' Committee on Education
- Boards of Trustees: University of San Francisco; Seattle University; St. Louis University; Regis University; Loyola Marymount University
- Community Boards: Boards of Directors: John Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities; Silicon Valley Conference for Community and Justice; The Tech Museum of Innovation; Foundation Board for Joint Venture: Silicon Valley (chair); 21st Century Education Initiative of Joint Venture: Silicon Valley; Urban League of San Jose; Jesuit Volunteer Corp.-Southwest; California Business/Higher Education Forum