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Email

ignatiancenter@scu.edu

Mailing Address

The Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara CA 95053-0454

Phone

408-554-6917

Hours

Monday–Friday
8:00 a.m.–5 p.m. (PST)

      Staff Contact

      Vice President, Mission & Ministry


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        Alison Benders
        Vice President, Mission & Ministry

        Alison Benders serves as the Vice President of Mission and Ministry, and is charged with developing and executing a strategic vision for activating the Jesuit, Catholic Tradition and the broader mission of Santa Clara University to the campus community and beyond.

        (408) 554-4064  |  ambenders@scu.edu

      Senior Director & COO


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        Michael Nuttall
        Senior Director | COO

        Michael Nuttall serves as the Senior Director and COO of the Mission and Ministry Division. 

        (408) 554-2747  |  mnuttall@scu.edu

      Ignatian Formation


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        Aaron Willis
        Director, Ignatian Formation and the Bannan Forum

        Aaron Willis serves as Director of Ignatian Formation and the Bannan Forum. 

        (408) 554-4383  |  awillis@scu.edu

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        Tony Cortese
        Director, Ignatian Spirituality

        Tony Cortese serves as Director of Ignatian Spirituality

        (408) 554-5358  |  acortese@scu.edu

      • Margaret Higgins, Director of Mission Integration
        Margaret Higgins
        Director, Mission Integration

        Margaret Higgins serves as Director of Misssion Integration.

        (408) 551-1951  |  mhiggins@scu.edu

      Community-based Learning


      • Jim Somers
        Jim Somers
        Program Manager, Arrupe Engagement
        Jim Somers serves as Program Manager of Arrupe Engagement, primarily responsible for working with community partners in the program.
         
        (408) 554-4641 | jsomers@scu.edu

      Immersions


      • Darcy Phillips
        Darcy Phillips
        Director, Immersions

        Darcy Phillips serves as Director of Immersions.

        (408) 554-5346  |  dphillips2@scu.edu

      • Maria Autrey
        Maria Autrey
        Program Director, Immersions

        Maria Autrey serves as Program Director of Immersions.

        (408) 554-5342  |  mautreynoriega@scu.edu

      • Jazmine Low
        Jazmine Low
        Program Director, Immersions

        Jazmine Low serves as Program Director of Immersions.

        (408) 551-3437  |  jlow@scu.edu

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        Valerie Sarma
        Senior Program Director, Student Engagement and Special Projects 

        Valerie Sarma serves as Senior Program Director of Student Engagement and Special Projects.

        (408) 554-5272  |  vsarma@scu.edu

      Operations


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        Mary Barsch
        Administrative Associate, Events and Administration

        Mary Barsch serves as Administrative Associate, is a member of the Operations Team, oversees Events, and supports the Center as a whole.

        (408) 554-5013  |  mdolanbarsch@scu.edu

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        Mary McLane
        Director, External Relations

        Mary McLane serves as Director of External Relations, responsible for overseeing the Center's fundraising efforts. 

        (408) 551-7176  |  mmclane@scu.edu

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        Nina Mota
        Director, Communications and Marketing

        Nina Mota serves as Director of Communications and Marketing, responsible for overseeing the Center's marketing and communications. 

        (408) 551-7177  |  jmota@scu.edu

      • Susan Chun
        Susan Chun
        Administrative Associate, Finance and Data Management

        Susan Chun serves as the Logistics and Operations Specialist, a member of the Operations Team who oversees the Center's database management and supports the Center as a whole.

        (408) 554-4549  |  sechun@scu.edu