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 a minimum of 35 trustees but no more than 55. At least seven of the Trustees positions will be for Jesuits, including the Rector of the Jesuit Community at Santa Clara.
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.
2022–23 Board of Trustees
Larry W. Sonsini
Matthew Carnes, S.J.
Kristi M. Bowers
Luis Arriaga Valenzuela, S.J.
President, Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico City
Kristi Markkula Bowers '90, MBA '97
Director of Sales and Marketing, Kings Mountain Vineyards
Margaret M. Bradshaw '72
Executive Vice President (retired), Bridge Bank
Luis Calero, S.J.
Rector of Jesuit Community, Santa Clara University (ex officio)
Matthew Carnes, S.J., M.Div. '03
Associate Professor, Georgetown University
William S. Carter '71, M.S. '95
Xilinx Fellow Emeritus
Louis M. Castruccio '60
Partner Emeritus, Irell & Manella LLP
Howard Charney, MBA '73, J.D. '77
Senior Vice President, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Gerald T. Cobb, S.J., M.Div. '82
Associate Professor of English, Seattle University
William Duffy '82
Chairman and CEO, BDA Sports Management
Stephen A. Finn MBA '76
Principal and Founder of Finn Capital
Rebecca Guerra '73, MBA '78
Human Resources Executive
Tim Haley '81
Managing Director and Co-Founder, Redpoint Ventures
Richard D. Haughey '72
Senior Consultant, Golder Associates Inc.
Molly Joseph '96
Global Healthcare Executive, Strategist and Investor
William P. Leahy, S.J., M.Div. '78, STM '80
President, Boston College
Heidi LeBaron Leupp '84
Tech Industry Executive
Joseph M. McShane, S.J., M.Div. '77, STM '77
President Emeritus, Fordham University
Jeffrey A. Miller '73, MBA '76
Chief Executive Officer, JAMM Ventures
Kapil K. Nanda
Managing Partner, Kapital Partners
Risë Jones Pichon '73, J.D. '76, Hon '20 *
Chair of the Board of Regents
Gisel Ruiz '92
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (Retired), Sam's Club, Walmart, Inc.
Sahil Sagar '20
Stephen C. Schott '60
Robert H. Smith
Principal of Robert H. Smith Investment and Consulting
Timothy Smith '68
President, Bob Smith BMW/MINI
John A. Sobrato '60
Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Sobrato Organization
Larry W. Sonsini
Senior and Founding Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Steven Sordello '92, MBA '01
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Emeritus, LinkedIn
Mary Stevens '84
Julie Sullivan *
Santa Clara University
Susan Valeriote '77
Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Paul Vu, S.J. '11 M.Div., '12 S.T.L
Assistant Dean of Students, Loyola Marymount University
Agnieszka Winkler, MBA '81
Founder, The Winkler Group and Mazatlan Forum