Meet the new dean

by John Deever |

Nicholas Ladany took the helm as dean of the School of Education and Counseling Psychology in summer 2012. At a time when thinking and educating globally matters more than ever, he brings a wealth of international experience.

To give more than 200 presentations on counseling and multiculturalism, with a particular focus on meeting the needs of underrepresented groups, he’s touched down in Ecuador, Kuwait, Norway, Taiwan, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and Uruguay, just to name a handful of stops. Author of five books, he has published widely on the supervision of counselors and multicultural competence. His most recent research explores issues surrounding mental health in international schools.

Ladany comes to SCU from Loyola Marymount University, where he oversaw a growing program in counseling.

Winter 2014

Table of contents


Rise up, my love

There are the sanctuaries built for worship—and that carry beauty and grace for all to see. Then there are the improvised places of faith, perhaps more subtle in how they speak to the wonder worked there.

The chaplain is in the House

With the way things have gone recently in Congress, looking to the heavens for some help and guidance might seem like a very good idea. In fact, that’s what Pat Conroy, S.J., M.Div. ’83 is there to do.

Welcome to Citizenville

Who published the one book on government in 2013 that conservative firebrand Newt Gingrich told all true believers that they should read? Well, the author is now lieutenant governor of California. Before that, he was mayor of San Francisco. That’s right: It’s Gavin Newsom ’89.

Mission Matters


Women’s soccer wins the West Coast Conference championship.

Patent trolls, beware

The White House has brought on SCU’s Colleen Chien, a leading expert in patent law, as senior advisor.

A sight of innocence

George Souliotes went to prison for three life sentences after he was convicted of arson and murder. Twenty years later, he’s out—after the Northern California Innocence Project proved he didn’t do it.