University leadership is comprised of the Board of Trustees, Chancellor, and the President's Cabinet. The Cabinet serves as an advisory board to the President on matters of strategic importance and on issues as requested by the President.
Julie Sullivan is a proven leader in Catholic higher education and an internationally recognized scholar in accounting, finance, and taxation. She joined Santa Clara in 2022, previously serving as president of the University of St. Thomas where she has created dynamic academic programs and championed social innovation. Sullivan is the first layperson and woman president in Santa Clara University's history.
Renee Baumgartner, Ph.D., is the Director of Athletics. Reporting directly to the President, Baumgartner oversees the administration of all Division I sports at Santa Clara.
Vice President for Mission and Ministry
Alison M. Benders, an experienced educator and theologian, is SCU's first vice president for mission and ministry.
Kelly Douglas, General Counsel, is the chief legal officer, responsible for managing and overseeing all legal affairs for the university and serving as the primary legal advisor to the Board of Trustees.
Vice President for Inclusive Excellence
T. Shá Duncan Smith, a highly experienced diversity educator and leader, guides and shapes the University’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts.
Vice President for Finance and Administration
Wilson Garone, Vice President for Finance and Administration, provides financial and administrative leadership to support the core activities of the University.
Dean, Leavey School of Business
Ed Grier, a veteran global operations executive and business school leader, is the dean of Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business. He previously served as dean of the School of Business at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Dean, School of Law
Michael J. Kaufman is the dean of Santa Clara University's School of Law. Prior to joining SCU, he served as dean of Loyola University Chicago School of Law and as associate dean for academic affairs.
Vice President for Human Resources
Zenobia Lane serves as Vice President for Human Resources.
Vice President for University Marketing and Communications
As Vice President for University Marketing and Communications, Lawrence Lokman has responsibility for all brand, marketing, public relations, social media, and stakeholder communications.
Vice President for University Relations
James Lyons leads the University’s fundraising, government relations, alumni relations, events and protocol.
Vice President for Enrollment Management
Eva Blanco Masias is responsible for setting and leading the strategic direction of all admission and recruitment efforts for first-year and transfer students, including oversight of all technical and marketing initiatives.
Chief of Staff
Molly McDonald serves as chief of staff and advises the president on University matters as well as external matters.
Kate Morris manages the day-to-day operations of the Office of the Provost and takes the lead on all Provost responsibilities and projects, alongside Acting Co-Provost Ed Ryan.
Dean, Jesuit School of Theology
An esteemed Jesuit theologian, speaker, and leader, Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator, S.J., STL ’98, Hon. ’12, serves as the dean of the Jesuit School of Theology. Prior to his appointment as dean, he was the president of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar, responsible for leading the inter-provincial mission of the Society of Jesus in the region.
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Versed in bringing together scholars from disparate disciplines, Daniel Press creates innovative interdisciplinary collaborations among the faculty. His experience in both leading and serving positions him to expand upon the vision of the College and to engage faculty and staff in achieving its goals.
Vice Provost for Student Life
Jeanne Rosenberger provides leadership in developing innovative co-curricular programs and student support services that respond to student needs and campus issues related to student life outside the classroom.
Ed Ryan manages the day-to-day operations of the Office of the Provost and takes the lead on all Provost responsibilities and projects, alongside Acting Co-Provost Kate Morris.
Dean, School of Engineering
Elaine Scott joined Santa Clara University as dean of the School of Engineering in August 2019. Previously, she was the founding dean of the School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) at the University of Washington in Bothell.
Dean, School of Education and Counseling Psychology
Sabrina Zirkel is a well-established scholar who studies race, ethnicity, gender, and class across all sectors of education. Prior to SCU, she served as Associate Dean in the School of Education at Mills College.