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Santa Clara University President re-appointed to fourth term
Board chairman A.C. (Mike) Markkula made the announcement. “The Board made this decision recognizing that this is an unusually long tenure for a university president,” Markkula said. “Paul’s leadership since 1988 has been nothing short of exemplary.”
Markkula said board members are particularly pleased with Locatelli’s leadership in building campus support for a focused, long-term Strategic Plan.
“Fr. Locatelli has persevered to help create academic programs and a community of scholars that today distinguish
He said the board is pleased that Locatelli will remain in office through the duration of the current fund-raising campaign, which has so far raised $250 million of its $350 million goal, and construction of the new campus buildings that will be one result of the campaign.
“The Board of Trustees would like to have him continue to serve here at
Locatelli said, “It is a blessing to be part of
Before becoming president, Locatelli served two years as rector and professor of accounting at
Locatelli serves on a number of boards including the National Conference of Community and Justice/Silicon Valley Region, the American Leadership Forum, Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network, the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, and the Silicon Valley Manufacturing Group.
Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offers its 8,047 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s and law degrees. Distinguished nationally by the second-highest graduation rate among