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Welcome to University Relations at Santa Clara University

We are proud to be a part of a vibrant campus community that strives to be a beacon for thinkers, creators, and innovators, committed to our scholarly purpose of helping shape the leaders of tomorrow.

Our dynamic team, comprised of Alumni Relations, Development, and University Event Planning, works tirelessly to build connections, facilitate engagement, enhance communication, and promote Santa Clara’s vision and mission among our alumni, parents, corporate partners, and friends. We collaborate with dedicated faculty, staff, and community members to raise awareness and support for the University, our students, and for the betterment of our global world.

We invite you to join us as we celebrate Santa Clara University’s successes and the lasting impact we have made for others. We are grateful for your commitment in continuing to transform this incredible institution into a place of endless possibilities and bold dreams. 

Join us as we share the impact and mission of Santa Clara through Innovating with a Mission, The Campaign for Santa Clara University.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Thank you for visiting!

-Jim Lyons, VP, University Relations


University Relations
Navigate here to Alumni Relations

The Alumni Office curates incredible alumni experiences, inspires lifelong connections, and encourages Santa Clara values to live on within the SCU family beyond graduation

Navigate here to Development Office

The Office of Development works closely with University donors and friends to help provide an outstanding Jesuit liberal arts education to our students by funding scholarships, professorships and faculty research, campus improvements, and student programs.

Navigate here to University Event Planning

University Event Planning strives to promote SCU’s mission as it plans and oversees a variety of events including commencement, Golden Circle, and holiday celebrations.

University Relations Senior Leaders
Nancy Trish Calderon

Nancy Trish Calderon

Senior AVP for Principal Gifts and Development

(408) 554-5733

Kathy Kale

Kathy Kale

Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations

(408) 551-5021

Lisa Swendsen

Lisa Swendsen

Assistant Vice President, University Event Planning

(408) 551-3523

Monica Manriquez

Monica Manriquez

Executive Director/Chief Administrative Officer

(408) 554-6901

Jack Treacy, S.J.

Jack Treacy, S.J.

Chaplain for University Relations

(408) 551-6094


Please send correspondence to: 

Santa Clara University 

University Relations

500 El Camino Real

Santa Clara, CA 95053-1400

For general inquiries, you can contact the University Relations front desk at 408.554.4400