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A Message from Fred Smith, Staff Senate President

Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010

Welcome back to what will undoubtedly be a successful academic year.  As a staff member here at Santa Clara for 7 years, I’ve been fortunate to see lots of positive change within the Mission Campus.  I appreciate being here and embracing the Jesuit ideals of educating the whole person and serving others.  As staff members we can have a huge impact on the Santa Clara student experience.  As the President of the Staff Senate, I’m here to make sure we as employees have input regarding our own Santa Clara experience.

This year the Staff Senate is focusing on communication.  Through this newsletter, our webpage, and the actions of your representatives, we will work to keep staff abreast of issues including benefits, WASC accreditation, the University Master Plan, SCU’s capacity study, and the next fundraising campaign.  These areas will all impact our daily jobs and help Santa Clara to continue to prepare current and future students for life.  If there are other issues you’d like to bring forward, please connect with your Staff Senate representative(s) whom you can find at

I look forward to celebrating many milestones, successes, and victories with you.

Go Broncos!

Fred K. Smith

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