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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.

The Board is a self-perpetuating body consisting of at least 45 trustees, 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 three-year terms except for the President and the Rector of the Jesuit Community who serve by virtue of their offices.


2016–17 Board of Trustees


Paul Gentzkow

Vice Chair

Margaret (Peggy) Bradshaw

  • Penny Alexander '82

    Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Franklin Templeton Investments

  • Elizabeth (Libby) Gates MacPhee

    Community Volunteer

  • Erick Berrelleza, S.J.

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

  • Kristi Markkula Bowers '90, MBA '97

    Director of Sales and Marketing, Kings Mountain Vineyards

  • Margaret M. Bradshaw '72

    Executive Vice President (retired), Bridge Bank

  • Matthew Carnes, S.J., M.Div. '03

    Assistant Professor, Georgetown University

  • William S. Carter '71, M.S. '95

    Xilinx Fellow Emeritus

  • Louis M. Castruccio '60

    Partner, Irell & Manella LLP

  • Howard Charney, MBA '73, J.D. '77

    Senior Vice President, Cisco Systems, Inc.

  • Gerald T. Cobb, S.J., M.Div. '82

    Assistant for Formation, The Society of Jesus, Oregon Province

  • William T. Coleman, III

    Partner, Alsop Louie Partners

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

    President, Santa Clara University

  • Robert J. Finocchio, Jr. '73

    Corporate Director (Retired)

  • Henry J. Gage III '11, J.D. '15

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

  • Paul F. Gentzkow

    President and Chief Operating Officer, Robert Half International Inc.

  • Peter C. Gotcher

    Chairman of the Board, Dolby Laboratories

  • Rebecca Guerra '73, MBA '78

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

  • Salvador O. Gutierrez

    Managing Director and Co-Founder, Retro Venture Partners

  • Tim Haley '81

    Managing Director and Co-Founder, Redpoint Ventures

  • Ellen M. Hancock


  • Richard D. Haughey '72

    Senior Consultant, Golder Associates Inc.

  • Richard J. Justice '71

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

  • Timothy R. Lannon, S.J.

    Detroit and Wisconsin Provinces of the Society of Jesus

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

    President, Boston College

  • Heidi LeBaron Leupp '84

    Community Volunteer

  • John C. Lewis


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

    Rector of Jesuit Community, Santa Clara University

  • Robert Lloyd

    Chief Executive Officer, Hyperloop One

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

    President, Fordham University

  • Jeffrey A. Miller '73, MBA '76

    Chief Executive Officer, JAMM Ventures

  • Kapil K. Nanda

    Founder, Chairman and CEO, Infogain Corporation

  • Edward A. Panelli '53, J.D. '55

    Judicial, Arbitration and Mediation Services

  • Betsy Rafael '83

    Community Volunteer

  • Willem P. Roelandts

  • Stephen C. Schott '60

    Citation Homes

  • Robert H. Smith

    Principal of Robert H. Smith Investment and Consulting

  • Timothy Smith '68

    President, Bob Smith BMW/MINI

  • John A. Sobrato '60

    Chairman, Sobrato Development Companies

  • John M. Sobrato '83

    Chief Executive Officer, Sobrato Development Companies

  • Larry W. Sonsini

    Chairman, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati

  • Steven Sordello '92, MBA '01

    Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, LinkedIn

  • Mary Stevens '84

    Community Volunteer

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

    Assistant Professor in Architecture, University Detroit Mercy

  • William E. Terry '55

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

  • Gregory Vaughan

    Managing Director and Private Wealth Advisor, Morgan Stanley

  • Charmaine A. Warmenhoven

    Educator (Retired)

  • Agnieszka Winkler, MBA '81

    Founder, The Winkler Group and Mazatlan Forum

*Ex officio