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Fr. Paul Locatelli 1938-2010

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A Powerful Force for Change

Monday, Jul. 19, 2010

Paul was a powerful force for change at Santa Clara University and for service to humanity. His presidential letters at Christmas and Easter always emphasized social justice, equality and peace. We worked together on university governance during the 1990s, and he was respectful of different opinions. The SCU system of governance became a model for other universities and received wide recognition. Paul was a creative and thoughtful man who always made time to chat with his colleagues. Santa Clara University benefited greatly from his leadership, and I mourn his death.