Santa Clara’s top administrators lead by example.
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.
Michael E. Engh, S.J., is Santa Clara University's 28th president. He serves as the chief executive officer with overall responsibility for its operational affairs. Since arriving at Santa Clara, Fr. Engh has led the University in defining the a vision and setting the course for the future with a bold new plan, Santa Clara 2020.
William J. Rewak, S.J.
Former SCU president William J. Rewak, S.J., served as chancellor and assisted President Michael Engh, S.J., in vital areas such as civic engagement, fundraising, community outreach, and ceremonial events.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Jacobs is the Chief Academic Officer at Santa Clara and a professor of chemistry. He provides leadership and management for all aspects of academics, student life, information services, and athletics.
Renee Baumgartner, Ph.D., is the Director of Athletics. Reporting directly to the President, Dr. Baumgartner oversees the administration of all Division I sports at Santa Clara.
Interim Vice President for Finance and Administration
Chris Shay is interim vice president for finance and administration at Santa Clara University, reporting directly to the president. He is the senior officer responsible for supporting the core activities of the University.
Vice President for University Relations
Jim Lyons leads the University’s fundraising, government relations, alumni relations, and marketing and communications activities.
Molly A. McDonald
Chief of Staff
Molly McDonald serves as chief of staff to President Michael E. Engh, S.J. and advises the president on University matters as well as external matters.
John M. Ottoboni
Reporting to the President, John Ottoboni provides legal counsel, guidance and policy analysis to the University, its President and Board of Trustees, senior administrative and academic officers, and other constituent units.
Mike B. Sexton
Vice President for Enrollment Management
Mike Sexton has overall responsibility for Undergraduate Admission, University Financial Aid Services, and the Enrollment Services Center (OneStop).