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    Matthew Carnes, S.J., M.Div. '03 (Chair)

    Santa Clara University, Vice-Chair of Board of Trustees

    Matt Carnes, S.J., is an associate professor in the Department of Government and the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and he currently serves as the Director of Georgetown’s Center for Latin American Studies. His research examines the dynamics of labor and social welfare policy, and his principal regional focus is Latin America, where in recent years he has conducted extensive field research in Argentina, Peru, Chile, and Bolivia. A distinguished educator, he was chosen by students to receive Georgetown University’s highest teaching award in 2011. He has also received the major teaching awards of the College of Arts and Sciences (2011 and 2017) and the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (2013). In 2012, he was featured as one of the country’s best professors in the Princeton Review’s publication, 300 Best Professors. He is the author of Continuity Despite Change: The Politics of Labor Regulation in Latin America (Stanford University Press, 2014), and his research has appeared in numerous political science journals.


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    Aldo Billingslea

    Father William J. Rewak, S.J., Professor of Theatre Arts

    Aldo Billingslea is the Father William J. Rewak, S.J., Professor of Theatre Arts, and is currently department chair. He is Co-Faculty Athletic Representative for the University to the NCAA. Since arriving in 1996, Billingslea has served as the University’s Chief Diversity Officer and served as chair of the University Coordinating Committee. He holds a B.A. in Communication Arts and English, an M.A. in Education from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, and an M.F.A. in Acting from Southern Methodist University. Billingslea and his wife, Renee, are award-winning artists.

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    Laura Doyle

    Lecturer, Civil, Environmental & Sustainable Engineering;
    Assessment Liaison, Office of Assessment

    Laura Doyle is a lecturer in the Civil, Environmental & Sustainable Engineering Department at Santa Clara University and serves as a faculty associate specializing in assessment for the Collaborative for Teaching Innovation. She has two main focuses of research. The first focuses on how climate change impacts food and water security for underserved communities. Laura’s focus in this area is in helping existing not for profit organizations in SubSaharan Africa and Silicon Valley develop more resilient practices for producing more food with less water.  Laura’s research also examines teaching practices that provide equitable learning and increase diversity in engineering disciplines. She is involved with a campus wide effort to use evidence based teaching practices to improve writing and information literacy instruction through Equitable Assignment Design. Laura also currently serves as the chair of the Faculty Affairs Subcommittee on Lecturers and Adjuncts.

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    Rebecca Guerra ‘73, MBA ‘78

    Santa Clara University, Board of Trustees

    Rebecca M. Guerra is a seasoned Human Resources executive with over 30 years of coaching and advising both early-stage and established companies in Silicon Valley. In addition to the Board of Trustees for Santa Clara University, she sits on the Silicon Valley Community Foundation Board and the Urbanek Family Scholarship Fund selection committee. Ms. Guerra’s specialties include coaching and mentoring high technology leaders and “C” level executives; directing staffing and talent management, compensation and incentive strategies; and organization and executive team development in rapidly evolving businesses. She has handled the human side of multiple mergers and acquisitions, senior leadership succession and the development of high integrity, employee-centric cultures. Ms. Guerra holds both a bachelor’s degree in accounting and M.B.A. in finance from Santa Clara University.

  • Timothy (Tim) Haley ‘81
    Timothy (Tim) Haley ‘81

    Santa Clara University, Board of Trustees

    Tim Haley is a founding member of Redpoint Ventures. Prior to Redpoint, Mr. Haley was a general partner with Institutional Venture Partners. His investments include Homestead Technologies (acquired by Intuit), Netflix (NFLX), Responsys (MKTG: acquired by Oracle), Topspin Media (acquired by Beats Music) and Zimbra (acquired by Yahoo). Mr. Haley currently serves on the boards of Netflix (NFLX), thredUP (TDUP), 2U (TWOU), and Zuora (ZUO). He served on the Board of Trustees at Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton for nine years. Mr. Haley received a B.A. in Philosophy from Santa Clara University.

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    Molly Joseph '96

    Santa Clara University, Board of Trustees

    Molly Joseph is a global healthcare executive, strategist and investor with experience building and leading clinically integrated medical delivery and health insurance systems.  She is recognized for her leadership in business, non-executive public company board leadership, courageous healthcare leadership and servant leadership.  Molly currently serves as Managing Director of Cypress Pass Ventures and recently retired as Chief Executive Officer, UnitedHealthcare Global and Executive Vice President, Global, UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:  UNH).  During her 16-year tenure at UnitedHealth Group, Molly pioneered the establishment of UnitedHealth Group’s global health business, growing it from less than $40M to more than $7.5B in annual revenue and making it one of the largest health benefits and medical delivery businesses outside the United States.  Molly serves as the Lead Independent Director of First Solar (NASDAQ:  FSLR).  She is a longtime advisor to Children’s Heartlink, a global nonprofit organization that builds capacity in pediatric cardiac care, and serves on the Board of Directors of Young Voices of Austin, a nonprofit organization focused on the advancement of children from diverse backgrounds. Molly earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Santa Clara University and her Juris Doctorate from Georgetown Law Center.

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    Erin Kimura-Walsh '98

    Director, LEAD Scholars Program

    Erin Kimura-Walsh, Ph.D., is the Director of Santa Clara University’s LEAD Scholars Program which supports first-generation college students on campus. Erin has overseen the program since 2009, and currently is responsible for strategic planning, partnership building, and development for the program, while managing day-to-day operations. Under her leadership, the program has expanded to support approximately 420 students in 2021 through a comprehensive suite of programs and initiatives that support their transition to SCU, ensure that they thrive on campus, and enhance their success beyond college. Eighty-eight percent of LEAD Scholars graduate in six years or less, compared to 56% of US college students. Originally from Seattle, Erin graduated from Santa Clara University in 1998 with degrees in English and Japanese Language and Literature. She went on to earn an M.S. in Counseling from San Francisco State University and a Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of California, Los Angeles. After earning her M.S. in Counseling, Erin worked in SCU’s Drahmann Academic Advising and Learning Resources Center and Office of Multicultural Learning. During this time, she helped to found and develop what is now the LEAD Scholars Program. In 2003, the first LEAD class had 30 participants. In addition to overseeing LEAD, Erin is also the Chair of the Undocumented Student Working Group and incoming Vice-Chair of the Student Affairs University Policy Committee. She has won the Outstanding Student Advocate Award from the National Center for First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, and the Cedric Busette Award from SCU’s Ethnic Studies Department. She is a frequent speaker at higher education conferences on the topics of first-generation college student support and student affairs fundraising. Erin also oversees a regional group of higher education professionals supporting first-generation college students through NASPA’s Center for First-generation Student Success, and is a board member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School in Redwood City, CA.

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    Sergio Lopez '91

    Director, Annual Giving Strategies, University Relations

    A quadruple Bronco (undergraduate alum, staff member, parent of a Bronco, and a current graduate student), Sergio Lopez '91 brings a rich perspective to the work of the committee.  With nearly 20 years of service at SCU, Sergio has worked for the School of Law, the College of Arts and Sciences and University Relations (UR), currently as the Director of Annual Giving Strategies.  He recently served three years in the Staff Affairs Committee and four years in the Staff Senate as the Communications Committee Chair.  At the height of the COVID crisis, Sergio was a member of the Staff Support group, dedicated to gathering and conveying the concerns of staff to the administration to aid in its policy response.  At the end of 2020, he became a member of the area's Task Force on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, charged with providing actionable recommendations to the area’s leadership.  Earlier in life, having majored in Math/Computer Science, Sergio worked as a software engineer for five years at IBM San Jose before pursuing his MBA at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, in Arizona.  Along the way, he directed international sales for a French software company based in Paris, where he lived for nearly five years.  Sergio continues his academic journey through the SCU School of Education & Counseling Psychology, aiming to complete this Master's in Educational Leadership in spring, 2022.

  • Jeffrey (Jeff) A. Miller ‘73, MBA ‘76
    Jeff Miller ‘73, MBA ‘76

    Santa Clara University, Board of Trustees

    Jeff Miller is President of JAMM Ventures, a business consulting company. Prior to establishing his firm, Mr. Miller spent most of his career in operating companies. He was CEO of Documentum, Inc. (DCTM), an enterprise document management software company, from 1993 to 2001, and Chairman of the Board from 1999 to 2003, growing it from 15 employees into a publically traded NASDAQ company with 1,200 employees and revenues over $200 million. Mr. Miller has more than 40 years of high tech experience in semiconductors, hardware, and software companies, having spent the early years of his career at Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel, and holding senior marketing and general management executive positions at Adaptec and Cadence Design Systems. From 2002 through 2006, he was a venture partner with Redpoint Ventures, focused on mentoring CEOs of several Redpoint companies, particularly those in the enterprise and infrastructure software markets. He has served on the Board of Directors of a number of high technology companies. He currently serves on the Board of one public company, ServiceNow (SaaS for IT; NOW NYSE). Mr. Miller also serves on three philanthropic boards: the Golden State Warriors Community Foundation (he is a minority owner of the GS Warriors); and two connected with Santa Clara University, the Board of Trustees and Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, where he chairs the Advisory Board. He holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Santa Clara University.

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    Bob Smith

    Santa Clara University, Board of Trustees

    Bob Smith completed a 31-year career as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Security Pacific Corporation until its merger with Bank of America in 1992. Following the merger, he served as President, Chief Operating Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors of Bank of America and later as a principal of Smith & Crowley, a California investment banking firm. Until recently he also served as founding director of Commerce National Bank in Newport Beach. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy (‘57) and holds a law degree from Van Norman University (‘66). He has attended numerous educational programs, including the Aspen Institute, and recently the Advanced Management and Leadership Program at Oxford University. He has served, and continues to serve, on the boards of several corporations and charitable organizations. He authored six books: Dead Bank Walking, Bye Bye Banks, Boardroom Confidential, The Changed Face of Banking, Confession of a Catholic Convert and Successful Business Leaders. His latest work in publication is Journaling Memories, a self-help workbook for those who journal and seniors.  He has also authored several articles on banking for American Banker. He has served on the Board of Trustees of both Santa Clara University and USC since 1988.

  • Larry W. Sonsini, Hon. ‘04
    Larry W. Sonsini, Hon. ‘04

    Santa Clara University, Chair of Board of Trustees

    Senior and Founding Partner of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Larry W. Sonsini has gained international recognition for his expertise in the areas of corporate law, corporate governance, securities, and mergers and acquisitions. He has been instrumental in many of the public and private financings, IPOs, mergers, acquisitions, governance issues, and other key public and private transactions of Silicon Valley and the technology industry generally. Mr. Sonsini has been lead counsel in over 250 initial public offerings, including the IPOs of Seagate Technology, Apple Computer, Sun Microsystems, Netscape, Netflix, Google,, and Tesla. In addition to his duties at the firm, which included serving as chief executive officer as well as chairman for more than 35 years, Mr. Sonsini served as a member of the NYSE’s board of directors from 2001 to 2003 and as chairman of the NYSE’s Regulation, Enforcement and Listing Standards Committee until 2008. He also served as Chairman of the New York Stock Exchange’s 2009 Commission on Corporate Governance. Mr. Sonsini has served on a number of advisory boards and committees, including: SEC’s Advisory Committee on Capital Formation and Regulatory Processes; ABA Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities; and Legal Advisory Board of NASD, Inc. Additionally, he is Chairman of the Board of Trustees and a founding fellow of the American College of Governance Counsel.In 1999, Mr. Sonsini was selected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has served as an adjunct professor of corporate securities and governance at Stanford Law School and at Berkeley School of Law. Mr. Sonsini is a member of the Board of Visitors at the University of California at Berkeley. He is Chair of the Board of Trustees of Santa Clara University and a Trustee of the American University of Rome. He was formerly a Trustee at the University of California, Berkeley (1990-1996). He was elected as Trustee of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in April 2021.

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    Paul Soukup, S.J., M.Div. ’78, S.T.M. ‘79

    Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Professor, Communication Department

    Paul A. Soukup, S.J., has explored the connections between communication and theology since 1982. His publications include Communication and Theology (1983); Christian Communication: A Bibliographical Survey (1989), Media, Culture, and Catholicism (1996), Mass Media and the Moral Imagination with Philip J. Rossi (1994), and Fidelity and Translation: Communicating the Bible in New Media with Robert Hodgson (1999).  This latter publication grows out of his work on the American Bible Society’s New Media Bible. In addition, he and Thomas J. Farrell have edited four volumes of the collected works of Walter J. Ong, S.J., Faith and Contexts (1992-1999). These volumes have led him to examine more closely how orality-literacy studies can contribute to an understanding of theological expression. Most recently, he has published a book of Biblical meditations on communication, Out of Eden: 7 Ways God Restores Blocked Communication (2006) and edited a collection of essays applying Ong’s thought, Of Ong & Media Ecology: Essays in Communication, Composition, and Literary Studies (2012). A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin (Ph.D., 1985), Soukup teaches in the Communication Department at Santa Clara University, holding the Pedro Arrupe, S.J., University Chair. Fr. Soukup has served on the Boards of Trustees of the American Bible Society and Loyola University of New Orleans; served on the Communication Committee of the U.S. Catholic Conference; and holds membership in the Religious Communication Association, the National Communication Association, and the Media Ecology Association.

  • Agnieszka Winkler, MBA ‘81
    Agnieszka Winkler, MBA ‘81

    Santa Clara University, Board of Trustees

    Agnieszka Winkler was the founder and Chairperson of The Winkler Group, a management consultancy specializing in branding and marketing efficiency and effectiveness. She also was the founder and CEO of Winkler Advertising, an award-winning advertising and branding agency founded in 1984, and TeamToolz, Inc., a venture capital funded software development company making workflow and collaboration software for marketing, founded in 1999. Winkler Advertising and TeamToolz were both acquired. She has served on numerous public and private company boards such as RenoAir, Supercuts, The Cheesecake Factory, and Intertel (all NASDAQ), Ascension Health Care Network, Ascension (a $20B not for profit healthcare system), Iplocks, TeamToolz and Winkler Advertising. She has held board appointments on many nonprofit and professional organizations including The American Association of Advertising Agencies, The Committee of 200, Western Folklife Center, Mazatlan Forum, and Women Corporate Directors (WCD). She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Virco (NASDAQ), Miller Center Advisory Board, the Board of Trustees of Santa Clara University, and serves as the President of the Board of Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County and Chair of  the Board of Directors of the Jesuit School of Theology. Ms. Winkler holds a B.A. from Holy Names University, an M.A. from San Jose State University, an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University and a D.H.L. Honoris Causa from the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology.