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Board of Trustees

In accordance with the charter granted to the University by the State of California in 1855, the Board of Trustees holds full legal power and responsibility for the operation of the University, consistent with its Bylaws.

The Board is a self-perpetuating body consisting of at least 45 trustees but no more than 55, of which 10 positions will be held by Jesuits. One of the Jesuit positions is always the President of the University and another by the Rector of the Jesuit Community at Santa Clara University.

All members serve for five-year terms except for the President, the Rector of the Jesuit Community, and the Chair of the Board of Regents, who serve by virtue of their offices. The recent alumnus/alumna trustee's term is three years.

 

2017–18 Board of Trustees

Chair

Paul Gentzkow

Vice Chair

Margaret (Peggy) Bradshaw

  • Jon Aboitiz, profile picture

    Jon Aboitiz

    Chairman and CEO, Ramon Aboitiz Foundation

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    Erick Berrelleza, S.J.

    Associate Pastor, St. Francis Xavier Parish, Phoenix, AZ

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    Kristi Markkula Bowers '90, MBA '97

    Director of Sales and Marketing, Kings Mountain Vineyards

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    Margaret M. Bradshaw '72

    Executive Vice President (retired), Bridge Bank

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    Matthew Carnes, S.J., M.Div. '03

    Assistant Professor, Georgetown University

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    William S. Carter '71, M.S. '95

    Xilinx Fellow Emeritus

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    Louis M. Castruccio '60

    Partner, Irell & Manella LLP

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    Howard Charney, MBA '73, J.D. '77

    Senior Vice President, Cisco Systems, Inc.

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    Gerald T. Cobb, S.J., M.Div. '82

    Assistant for Formation, The Society of Jesus, Oregon Province

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    Michael E. Engh, S.J., M.Div. '82*

    President, Santa Clara University

  • Robert J. Finocchio, Jr. '73, Board of Trustee member

    Robert J. Finocchio, Jr. '73

    Corporate Director (Retired)

  • Henry J. Gage III '11, J.D. '15, profile portrait, Board of Trustee member

    Henry J. Gage III '11, J.D. '15

    Associate Attorney, Richard, Thorson, Graves & Royer, LLP

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    Paul F. Gentzkow

    President and Chief Operating Officer, Robert Half International Inc.

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    Peter C. Gotcher

    Chairman of the Board, Dolby Laboratories

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    Rebecca Guerra '73, MBA '78

    Vice President Human Resources, Talent Acquisition and Care, Infoblox, Inc.

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    Salvador O. Gutierrez

    Managing Director and Co-Founder, Retro Venture Partners

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    Tim Haley '81

    Managing Director and Co-Founder, Redpoint Ventures

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    Ellen M. Hancock

    Consultant

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    Richard D. Haughey '72

    Senior Consultant, Golder Associates Inc.

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    Richard J. Justice '71

    Executive Vice President and Advisor to the Chairman and CEO, Cisco Systems, Inc.

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    Timothy R. Lannon, S.J.

    Detroit and Wisconsin Provinces of the Society of Jesus

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    William P. Leahy, S.J., M.Div. '78, STM '80

    President, Boston College

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    Heidi LeBaron Leupp '84

    Community Volunteer

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    John C. Lewis

    Retired

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    Arthur F. Liebscher, S.J., '69, M.Div. '84*

    Rector of Jesuit Community, Santa Clara University

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    Robert Lloyd

    Chief Executive Officer, Hyperloop One

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    Ronnie Lott

    Founder, Olympus Capital
    Co-founder, HRJ Capital

  • Elizabeth (Libby) Gates MacPhee, Profile Picture, Board of Trustee

    Elizabeth (Libby) Gates MacPhee

    Community Volunteer

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    Joseph M. McShane, S.J., M.Div. '77, STM '77

    President, Fordham University

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    Jeffrey A. Miller '73, MBA '76

    Chief Executive Officer, JAMM Ventures

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    Kapil K. Nanda

    Founder, Chairman and CEO, Infogain Corporation

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    Bryan Neider*

    CEO, Gatepath

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    Edward A. Panelli '53, J.D. '55

    Judicial, Arbitration and Mediation Services

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    Betsy Rafael '83

    Community Volunteer

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    Willem P. Roelandts

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    Stephen C. Schott '60

    Citation Homes

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    Robert H. Smith

    Principal of Robert H. Smith Investment and Consulting

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    Timothy Smith '68

    President, Bob Smith BMW/MINI

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    John A. Sobrato '60

    Chairman, Sobrato Development Companies

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    John M. Sobrato '83

    Chief Executive Officer, Sobrato Development Companies

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    Larry W. Sonsini

    Chairman, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati

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    Steven Sordello '92, MBA '01

    Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, LinkedIn

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    Mary Stevens '84

    Community Volunteer

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    Gilbert Sunghera, S.J., M.Div. '02

    Assistant Professor in Architecture, University Detroit Mercy

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    William E. Terry '55

    Executive Vice President (Retired), Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

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    Gregory Vaughan

    Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

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    Charmaine A. Warmenhoven

    Educator (Retired)

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    Agnieszka Winkler, MBA '81

    Founder, The Winkler Group and Mazatlan Forum

*Ex officio