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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


     

    • Alison Benders (square)
      Alison Benders
      Vice President, Mission & Ministry
      Executive Director, Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education

      Alison Benders serves as the Vice President of Mission and Ministry and Executive Director of the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education, 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

    • A person in glasses and a blue shirt smiling.
      Michael Nuttall
      Assistant Vice President, Mission and Ministry

      Michael Nuttall serves as the Assistant Vice President of the Mission and Ministry Division. 

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

    Community Engaged Learning


    • Darcy Phillips
      Darcy Phillips
      Director, Community Engaged Student Learning

      Darcy Phillips serves as Director of Community Engaged Student Learning, overseeing Arrupe Engagement, Immersions, Thriving Neighbors, and Student Fellowships.

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

    • Maria Autrey
      Maria Autrey Noriega
      Associate Director, Community Engaged Student Learning

      Maria Autrey serves as Associate Director of Community Engaged Student Learning, overseeing Immersions and student fellowships.

      (408) 554-5342  |  mautreynoriega@scu.edu | Schedule time with me

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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, focusing on Ignatian and Jean Donovan Fellowships. 

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

    • Ana Karen Barragan - Sr. Program Director, Immersions
      Ana Karen Barragan
      Senior Program Director, Immersions

      Ana Karen Barragan serves as Senior Program Director of Immersions.

      (408) 551-3679  |  abarraganfernandez@scu.edu

    • Jazmine Low
      Jazmine Low
      Program Director, Immersions

      Jazmine Low serves as Program Director of Immersions.

      (408) 551-3437  |  jlow@scu.edu

    • Diana Contreras-Chavez - Program Director, Immersions
      Diana Contreras-Chavez
      Program Director, Immersions

      Diana Contreras-Chavez serves as Program Director of Immersions.

      (408) 551-3677  |  dcontreraschavez@scu.edu

    • Iliana Molina Estrada
      Iliana Molina Estrada
      Sr. Program Director, Thriving Neighbors

      Iliana Molina Estrada serves as Senior Program Director of Thriving Neighbors.

      (408) 551-7136  |  imolinaestrada@scu.edu

    • Edgar Martinez
      Edgar Martinez
      Program Director, Thriving Neighbors

      Edgar Martinez serves as Program Director of Thriving Neighbors.

      (408) 551-7178  |  emartinez2@scu.edu

    • Marisol Maturino
      Marisol Maturino Chavez
      Program Director, Arrupe Engagement
      Marisol Maturino Chavez serves as Program Director of Arrupe Engagement. 
       
      408-554-5011 | mmaturino@scu.edu
    • Gabriela Hamm - Program Director, Arrupe Engagement
      Gabriela Hamm
      Program Director, Arrupe Engagement

      Gabriela Hamm serves as Program Director of Arrupe Engagement

      (408) 551-3676  |  ghamm@scu.edu

    Ignatian Formation


    • Aaron Willis Square Portrait
      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

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

      Margaret Higgins serves as Director of Mission Integration.

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

    • Nayeli Carmona Perez
      Nayeli Carmona Perez
      Program Manager, Ignatian Formation

      Nayeli Carmona Perez serves as Program Manager of Ignatian Formation

      (408) 554-4715  |  ncarmonaperez@scu.edu

    • Tony Cortese, square image
      Tony Cortese
      Director, Ignatian Spirituality

      Tony Cortese serves as Director of Ignatian Spirituality

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

    Operations


    • Mary Barsch Headshot
      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