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SCU President Paul Locatelli S.J. wins Lifetime Achievement Award
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005
"When we think of "The Spirit of Silicon Valley," it is easy to imagine Father Locatelli," said Carl Guardino, CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. "He epitomizes the criteria considered for these words: impeccable ethics, business excellence, and community engagement."
Locatelli has been president of the
“One of the ways in which he's been extraordinary is he's taken the basic mission of what a Jesuit university is about and applied it to the community around him,' said former Rep. Leon Panetta, in an interview to the San Jose Mercury News. Panetta, a former college classmate of Locatelli's at SCU, is a member of the university's board of trustees.
Other recent winners of the Spirit of Silicon Valley Lifetime Achievement Award are Tony Ridder, Chairman and CEO, Knight Ridder (2004), Edward (Ned) Barnholt, chairman emeritus Agilent Technology and Wilf Corrigan, Chairman LSI Logic (2003) and Norman Mineta, former
“It is hard to imagine any one more qualified than Paul Locatelli,” said Edward (Ned) Barnholt, chairman emeritus Agilent Technology. “He is a Renaissance man and a great leader,” Barnholt said.
Accepting the award Locatelli said, “This award is less about me and much more about
He said that a
Before becoming president, Locatelli, 67, served six years as academic vice president at SCU. He earned his undergraduate degree in business from SCU, a doctorate in business administration from the
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, and the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities.
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 U.S. masters’ universities across the country, California’s oldest higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice. More information is online at www.scu.edu.