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SCU elects four new trustees to board

SANTA CLARA, Calif. Oct. 21, 2005. Santa Clara University welcomed four new members to its Board of Trustees on Friday, Oct. 21, three of whom are alumni of the university and one of whom is the parent of a current SCU student. Prior to Friday’s meeting, the board was limited to 38 members, but a new structure for membership, approved by the board, now allows for 45 or more board members.  "The addition of these four trustees strengthens an already outstanding Board of Trustees. We are all grateful for their willingness to serve," said SCU President Paul Locatelli, S.J.

David C. Drummond, VP Corporate Development, Google, Mountain View

David Drummond, Google’s vice president of corporate development, earned his bachelor of arts degree in history from Santa Clara before going on to Stanford Law School. Before joining Google, Drummond served as executive vice president of finance and CFO for SmartForce where he helped transform the publicly-traded company into the world’s largest e-learning company.

J. Terrence “Terry” Lanni, CEO/Chairman of the Board, MGM Mirage, Las Vegas

Terry Lanni is the CEO of one of the world’s leading hotel and gaming companies, MGM Mirage, headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev. Prior to serving on SCU’s board of trustees, Lanni served as the chairman of the board of trustees at Loyola High School in Los Angeles. His son is an undergraduate student at Santa Clara University.

Gregory Bonfiglio, S.J., president, Jesuit High School, Sacramento

Greg Bonfiglio, S.J., is the president of Jesuit High School in Sacramento, a college preparatory school for boys. He is a graduate of Santa Clara University and received his master’s of divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley. He was ordained in 1994.

Robert Peters, private investor, Los Altos

Prior to becoming a private investor, Bob Peters served as the original marketing vice president at Cisco Systems and has been the director of several start-up companies, most notably Heritage Bank of Commerce in San Jose. While serving on the university’s Board of Regents, Peters and his wife gave a $1.5 million gift to Santa Clara’s School of Engineering. Peter’s gift endowed the Robert W. Peters Professorship, which is designated for a faculty member in the area of advanced technology. Peters received his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Santa Clara and received his MBA from Harvard.  Santa Clara is truly a university that strives to educate the whole student including ethics, morality, and community involvement.  I am happy to do what ever I can to ensure that the university is successful in that role," Peters said.

About Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offers its 8,213 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s and law degrees. Distinguished nationally by the third-highest graduation rate among all U.S. master’s universities, California’s oldest higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice. More information is online at www.scu.edu.

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