Santa Clara University

Office of the President

President's Updates

  •  Monday, Feb. 24, 2014

    What's Ahead on My Calendar

    • February 26 - President’s Office Open House
    • February 27 - “Lunch with an Administrator”
    • February 28 - Town Hall Meeting
    • March 1 - Cardinal’s Award Dinner, Los Angeles
    • March 5 - GTU Council of Presidents Meeting
    • March 8 - Golden Circle Theatre Party
    • March 10 - “Lunch with an Administrator”
    • March 17 - Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Dinner, Los Angeles
    • March 19 - Founder’s Day
    • March 19 - Silicon Valley Leadership Group Quarterly Meeting
    • March 20 - L.A. Santa Claran of the Year, Los Angeles


  •  Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014

    19 February 2014

    Dear Faculty and Staff,

    At the State of the University address this afternoon, I announced the creation of a dynamic website that provides details about Santa Clara 2020, the University's new Integrated Strategic Plan. By integrating the University's enrollment, facilities, and strategic plans in an unparalleled fashion, it honors our historical mission while building upon our core strengths and opportunities.

    I encourage you to explore the website and visit it periodically to learn about all efforts, large and small, to advance the vision and strategic directions of Santa Clara 2020. In addition, I invite you to attend one of the town hall meetings scheduled on the following days when the Integrated Strategic Plan will be presented and discussed with the campus community. 

    Town Hall #1
    Tuesday, February 25 from 12:15-1:30 p.m.
    Location: Recital Hall

    Town Hall #2
    Friday,February 28 from 11:45 a.m.-12:50 p.m.
    Location: Recital Hall

    Town Hall #3
    Monday, March 3 from 3:30-4:45 p.m.
    Location: Williman Room

    Town Hall #4
    Thursday, March 6 from 12:15-1:30 p.m.
    Location: Kennedy Common

    I hope you will attend one of the town hall meetings and explore the website to learn more about Santa Clara 2020.

    Michael E. Engh, S.J.


  •  Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014

    Dear Members of the University Community,

    I am happy to announce that Ed Dowd '72, a veteran real-estate investor, financier, and CEO, has donated $12 million to Santa Clara University to help build the new art and art history building on campus. The new Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building will further expose the undergraduate community to creativity and innovation. With studio space, classrooms, gallery displays, a sculpture garden, and ample space for the community and visiting scholars and artists to congregate, the new building is part of campus plans for a vibrant arts-focused quadrant of the University. We are very grateful that Mr. Dowd has so generously provided this important foundation upon which Santa Clara will build the new home for art and art history on campus.  

    For more details about Mr. Dowd's gift and the new building, please see the press release.


    Michael E. Engh, S.J.

  •  Monday, Jan. 27, 2014

    State of the University

    The annual State of the University will be held on Wednesday, February 19, at 4:00 p.m. in the Mission Church. I invite and encourage you to attend the University-wide event as we gather as a community and look towards Santa Clara’s future.  A focus of my address will be on the great work underway in strategic planning across campus.

  •  Friday, Jan. 24, 2014

    Drought Emergency and Water Conservation

    To reiterate the message from the Center for Sustainability, Governor Brown declared a drought emergency in California and has asked all Californians to reduce water consumption by 20%.  The drought conditions threaten communities across the state, particularly in agricultural areas. To that end I encourage all of us to do our part to cut back where we can in the office and at home.

    The Center for Sustainability and our Facilities department have done a great job in the past of leading Santa Clara University in reducing water usage on campus. To learn more about our campus efforts, click here.  For tips on reducing water consumption click here.

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