Santa Clara University

Fr. Paul Locatelli 1938-2010

Fr. Paul Locatelli, S.J.

Thousands Celebrate the Life of Fr. Paul Locatelli

Nearly 2,500 people filled Santa Clara University’s Mission Gardens Friday evening, July 16, to celebrate the devoted and passion-filled life of Paul Leo Locatelli, S.J., 71, Santa Clara University’s chancellor and former president who died July 12, 2010.


In Memoriam, 1938 - 2010

Paul Leo Locatelli, S.J., Santa Clara University's chancellor and former president, died early Monday morning, July 12, from pancreatic cancer.

Locatelli, 71, was surrounded by his family and Jesuit brothers at the time of his death. For 20 years he was the president of Santa Clara University, and was most recently its chancellor. He also served the international Society of Jesus, headquartered in Rome, as Secretary of Higher Education.

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    Explore the history of Santa Clara University and the significant milestones undertaken by Fr. Locatelli, as featured in the Fall 2008 Santa Clara Magazine.

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