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Fr. Paul Locatelli 1938-2010

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The House that Paul Built

Thursday, Jul. 15, 2010

As a faculty member, I’m grateful that Paul Locatelli did a hard job very well. Reading these memories of him is like reading a how-to manual for leadership: Attract good people. Help them define a common vision. Provide the resources that inspire them to do their best work. Resolve their disagreements as wisely as possible. Look inside and outside the walls for new ideas. Know your values and act on them. Pay the bills. Still, I’m left with questions. How, in this world, did he raise so much money to support Santa Clara’s vision of education? How did he maintain his cheerful optimism amidst the daily slings and arrows aimed at a university president? How do we advance the best of his life’s work through ours? Chad Raphael Associate Professor of Communication