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New assistant vice president of development is appointed

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 26, 2004 – Santa Clara University announced the appointment of Nancy Trish Calderon as assistant vice president of development.

Calderon comes to SCU from the Redleaf Group, a global venture operating company. As vice-president, operations,  Calderon managed investor relations and internal operations for the $230 million company. As part of a five-person executive management team, Calderon oversaw a portfolio of 26 high-tech startup companies.

"I am delighted to be joining Santa Clara and look forward to making a contribution to the long-term development goals of the University," Calderon said. "I have been very impressed by the professionalism and passion exhibited by staff and faculty and am excited about being part of an institution focused on academic excellence and social conscience."

Calderon reports to SCU vice president of development, Jim Purcell.

"Nancy’s experience in venture capital and the world of high tech, and her training in sales and sales management will add a great value to the leadership of our development efforts," Purcell said. "She is deeply committed to the vision, mission, and values of Santa Clara University. I look forward to working with her," he added.

An honors graduate of Coe College, Calderon lives in Saratoga with her husband Frank and two boys, John, 17, a junior at Saratoga High School and Steve, 13, a seventh grader at Redwood Middle School. Calderon also has two stepsons in Southern California: Ron, 29, who graduated from Cal Poly, Pomona, and Tom, 25, who will graduate in spring from UCSD.

About Santa Clara University

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<p>Nancy Trish Calderon is the newly appointed assistant vice-president for development.</p>

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