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Presidential Search Update - Leadership Profile


Dear Members of the Santa Clara University Community, 

I am writing with an update on the search process for the next President of Santa Clara University. The Search Committee is grateful to the many members of the SCU community who participated in the various listening sessions held over the past weeks and the survey that was circulated, as well as to our colleagues from WittKieffer who managed the sessions and the survey. Based on the feedback we received, we have now finalized the Presidential Leadership Profile available here

We invite you to share the Leadership Profile across your networks, as well as to nominate outstanding leaders who might be promising candidates. Names may be submitted directly to WittKieffer at At this point, the search process will involve a period of active recruitment until the beginning of December. We will continue to provide updates in the weeks ahead as the search progresses.  

Thank you again for your support. I am pleased to reach this exciting phase of the search and I look forward to the process ahead.


Matthew Carnes, S.J., M.Div. '03
Chair, Presidential Search Committee
Vice-Chair, SCU Board of Trustees


SCU Presidential Search Committee Members 

  • Matthew Carnes, S.J., M.Div. '03 *, Vice-Chair, Board of Trustees
  • Aldo Billingslea, Father William J. Rewak S. J., Professor of Theatre Arts
  • Laura Doyle, Lecturer in Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering; Assessment Liaison, Office of Assessment
  • Rebecca Guerra '73, MBA '78, Trustee
  • Tim Haley '81, Trustee
  • Molly Joseph '96, Trustee
  • Erin Kimura-Walsh '98, Director, LEAD Scholars Program
  • Sergio Lopez '91, Director, Annual Giving Strategies, University Relations
  • Jeff Miller '73, MBA '76, Trustee
  • Bob Smith, Trustee
  • Larry Sonsini, Hon. '04, Chair, Board of Trustees      
  • Paul Soukup, S.J., M.Div, '78, S.T.M. '79, Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Professor, Communication Department
  • Agnieszka Winkler, MBA '81, Trustee 

*Indicates Search Committee Chair