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Fr. Paul Locatelli 1938-2010

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He shaped each of our lives

Monday, Jul. 26, 2010

Paul's creative leadership will be deeply missed by Santa Clara University, by the global network of Jesuit universities, and by his legion of friends and acquaintances. In his extraordinary career of leadership with compassion, he touched and shaped so many of our lives. All of us at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics are here because of Paul's vision and his persistence in enacting that vision. He saw the potential for three Centers of Distinction emphasizing the University's core values, and then set about making them happen. Trustee Jerry Cavanagh, SJ, and I had a 6:30 am Saturday breakfast with Paul (after his daily run) in the Jesuit residence a dozen times in the 1990s. As for so many others, I resisted for a time but finally in 2001 said I really do want to work with this guy and joined as the Ethics Center's director! Best decision I ever made.