Meet Kevin O'Brien, S.J.
As the 29th president of Santa Clara University, Kevin O'Brien, S.J., brings a deep knowledge of higher-education leadership to Santa Clara. His experience teaching and promoting the Catholic and Jesuit tradition of education and spirituality, including serving three years as dean of SCU's Jesuit School of Theology, have prepared him to guide Santa Clara at a time of great promise and transformation.
First Day Message
As Kevin O’Brien, S.J., takes the helm on July 1 as Santa Clara University’s 29th president,
he reflects on the importance of a shared vision and outlines key priorities for the coming months.
Meet the President
Kevin O’Brien, S.J., is an accomplished theologian, writer, and educator. Before joining the Jesuit School of Theology as dean in 2016, he spent eight years at Georgetown University, serving in a number of leadership roles.
In the Media
Inauguration Day will be held on October 11, 2019. Stay tuned for more inauguration details and other opportunities to meet Kevin O’Brien, S.J.