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Art Liebscher, S.J. Retires from the History Department

Fr. Liescher will continue to serve the University.

Associate Professor, Art Liebscher, S.J., has announced his retirement from the History Department and the President of the University has conferred upon him the prestigious title of Professor Emeritus. During his time as a professor and Jesuit at SCU, Art Liebscher, S.J., has provided extensive service to the department, college, and university. In terms of his most significant work, it is important to note that he served as Chair of the History Department for six years and as the Jesuit-in-residence for students in Dunne Hall and a residential learning community for over twenty years. He has played a critical role in establishing and maintaining institutional relations between SCU and Catholic universities in Argentina and Uruguay. For over twenty years, he has been an ex-officio member of the Santa Clara University Alumni Association Board of Directors. As Chaplain for the Zeta Eta Chapter of Sigma Pi Fraternity International since 1989, Art Liebscher, S.J., has provided pastoral services and academic advising for approximately 75 members and hundreds of alumni. More recently, in the past several years, Art Liebscher, S.J., moved beyond his longstanding role as a member of the Board of Consultors for the SCU Jesuit Community and became the community’s Rector.

Father Art Liebscher is not retiring from the university as a whole so there will be no retirement party for him this year, but we look forward to celebrating him more fully at such a party in the future. He will continue to provide invaluable service by assisting the Alumni Office with spiritual services deemed important to the University. He will also continue to attend to those in special need, represent the University in liturgies, participate on the Alumni Association Board of Directors, and help build Santa Clara’s Jesuit outreach to younger alumni, special boards, and other constituencies.

A huge thank you to Art Liebscher, S.J., for being a valuable member of the History Department. Instead of goodbye, we’ll say “see you around campus!”