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Invite the President

President Julie Sullivan welcomes invitations to attend university events or represent the university at community events. 

  • To invite President Sullivan to an event, please complete the Participation Request Form here and submit at least six weeks prior to the date of the event. Submission of the request to the Office of the President is not a confirmation of the President's attendance at the event.
  • A staff member from the Office of the President will notify the requester about whether President Sullivan is able to attend and if so, will provide a briefing form for the requester to complete and submit to the Office of the President four weeks prior to the event.   

For events with external organizations, please contact the Office of the President at 408-554-4100.

President's Event Briefing

For any confirmed events that the President is attending, the President's Office staff will provide a briefing form to complete and submit four weeks prior to the event. 

Introducing the President

Use the following when introducing President Sullivan at special events. 

Julie Sullivan is the 30th president of Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic institution. A visionary academic leader, President Sullivan is a passionate champion for the tenets of Catholic social teaching, including creating opportunities and economic inclusion through education, dismantling racism, building belonging, and promoting environmental sustainability.

Prior to joining Santa Clara, President Sullivan served as president of the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota for nine years where she was highly regarded for her leadership in creating innovative academic programs, supporting student well-being and success, and increasing the visibility and reputation of the university.

A professor of business and accounting, she has taught at and served in academic administrative roles at the University of San Diego, the University of California-San Diego, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. President Sullivan lends her expertise to several boards, including Loyola University Chicago and the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, among others.

Land Acknowledgement

As we do at every significant gathering on campus, events featuring President Julie Sullivan should begin with a Land Acknowledgement


Official Photo

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Santa Clara President Julie Sullivan

Photo Credit: Jim Gensheimer, Copyright Santa Clara University.