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Presidential Transition

Introducing Kevin O’Brien, S.J., Santa Clara University’s 29th President

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Fr. Kevin O'Brien stands in front of the Mission Santa Clara

Fr. Kevin O'Brien speaking

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.

Fr. Kevin O'Brien Addresses Santa Clara University staff, faculty, and students.

Watch the Announcement

Kevin O’Brien, S.J., was announced 29th President on March 19th, 2019 at an event hosted in the Locatelli Student Activity Center, named after SCU’s 27th president.

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In the Media

The announcement event was covered by a host of local and national media outlets including Mercury News, Silicon Valley Business Journal, ABC 7 News, and

St. Ignatius Statue at Santa Clara University

Inauguration Events

Inauguration Day is October 2019. Stay tuned for more inauguration details and other opportunities to meet Kevin O’Brien, S.J.

About the Search

The year-long search for Santa Clara University’s new leader was led by a Search Committee composed of faculty, staff, and members of the Board of Trustees.