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Mission Priority Examen Steering Committee

The campus Steering Committee is tasked with consulting with the SCU community about the priorities in the mission of Jesuit higher education that our University has emphasized in recent years.  In the light of inclusive input and communal reflection, the Steering Committee then articulates which mission priorities the campus community as a whole is now calling for in the 25-page self-study report.

Tom Plante

Co-Chair

Tom Plante

Augustin Cardinal Bea, S.J. University Professor, Psychology Department

Thomas G. Plante, Ph.D., ABPP is the Augustin Cardinal Bea, S.J., University Professor and professor of psychology at Santa Clara University and adjunct clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Dorian  Llywelyn, S.J.

Co-Chair

Dorian Llywelyn, S.J.

Executive Director, Ignatian Center

Fr. Dorian Llywelyn, S.J. serves as the Executive Director, overseeing the execution of the Center's strategic plan seeking to promote and enhance the distinctively Jesuit, Catholic tradition of education at Santa Clara.

Martin Connell, S.J.

Martin Connell, S.J.

Rector, Jesuit Community at JST

Marty Connell,S.J. serves as rector of the Jesuit Community at JST in Berkeley. Previously he served as rector of the Jesuit Community at John Carroll University, where he was also an associate professor in the Department of Education and School Psychology. He's also served in leadership roles in Jesuit secondary education, including serving as the founding headmaster of a co-educational Jesuit boarding school in Dodoma, Tanzania.

Eileen Elrod

Eileen Elrod

Professor, English Department

Dr. Elrod is a Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies, currently serving as Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development. 

Heidi Leupp

Heidi Leupp

Member, Board of Trustees

An alumna of Santa Clara University, Heidi Leupp serves on the SCU Board of Trustees and Board of Fellows. Previously, she served as the president of the SCU National Alumni Association and the Board of Regents.  

Yesenia Magdaleno-Solis

Yesenia Magdaleno-Solis

Sociology and Spanish double major, Class of 2020

Yesenia Magdaleno-Solis is active in several organizations on campus and has held multiple student leadership positions in Campus Ministry. Outside of SCU, she has served as an academic coach, college mentor and youth leader in various local community organizations. 

Anne McMahon

Anne McMahon

Assistant to the President for Communications

Anne focuses on various communications for the President, special projects and general operations for the President’s Office.

Laura Nichols

Laura Nichols

Associate Professor, Sociology

Dr. Nichols is an applied sociologist who works to make social science research useful to organizations and policy-makers. 

Keith Warner, OFM

Keith Warner, OFM

Senior Director, Education and Action Research, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship

Keith Warner, OFM directs Miller Center's education, fellowship, grants and action research activities, including the Global Social Benefit Fellowship. He is a practical social ethicist in the Franciscan tradition.