SANTA CLARA, Calif. – June 5, 2006. Santa Clara University welcomed four new members to its Board of Trustees on May 19, two of whom are alumni of the university. There are currently 37 trustees on the board.
Margaret M. “Peggy” (Dwyer) Bradshaw, National Director for Small Business Banking, Comerica Inc., Atherton
Margaret Bradshaw is a graduate of Santa Clara University (B.S., 1972) and Smith College (M.A., 1979). Bradshaw is the national director for small business banking at Comerica Inc. She started her career in banking with Wells Fargo Bank and has worked for more than 20 years at Comerica and its predecessor, the Plaza Bank of Commerce. In 2005, Bradshaw was named one of Silicon Valley’s 24 most Influential Women by Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal. She is the oldest of seven children, including Diane Dwyer, weekend anchor and reporter for NBC 11 in San Jose. Her daughter is a graduate of SCU.
Paul F. Gentzkow, President and Chief Operating Officer, Staffing Services, Robert Half International Inc., Saratoga
Paul Gentzkow has been president and chief operating officer of staffing services at Robert Half International Inc. since February 2004. Prior to his current position, he served as executive vice president of operations. For more than five years prior to his election as an executive officer, he served as director of field operations.
Heidi Le Baron Leupp, former National Retail Marketing Director, Levi Strauss, Hillsborough
Heidi Le Baron Leupp is a graduate of SCU. Leupp spent the greater part of her professional career in the retail sector. From 1993 until 1998, she was a national retail marketing director at Levi Strauss. Since 1999, Leupp has served as SCU’s Campaign co-chair and has been a member of the Board of Fellows. In addition to her full-time role as a homemaker and mother of three children, Leupp is a member of several community service groups, including: board member of Our Lady of Angels Mothers Club; a member of the Peninsula Association for Retarded Children and Adults; and a 12-year member of the Community Service League.
Thomas J. Reese, S.J., scholar, Santa Clara University, Woodstock Theological Center
Thomas Reese, S.J., has been a visiting scholar at SCU for the past year. Prior to coming to SCU, he was the editor in chief of America, a weekly magazine published by Jesuits of the United States. Reese is a widely recognized expert on the U.S. Catholic Church and is frequently cited by journalists. He is author of a trilogy examining church organization and politics on the local, national, and international levels. In July 2006, Reese will return to the Woodstock Theological Center, in Washington, D.C., where he served as a senior fellow before he became editor of Americamagazine in 1998. The Woodstock Theological Center is an independent nonprofit institute at Georgetown University. Reese will be the speaker at SCU’s 2006 undergraduate commencement ceremony June 17.
About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offers its 8,213 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s and law degrees. Distinguished nationally by the third-highest graduation rate among all U.S. master’s universities, California’s oldest higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice. More information is online at www.scu.edu.