Santa Clara University

Office of the President

President's Updates

  •  Monday, May. 2, 2011

    Search for Executive Director of Ignatian Center

    The Search Committee for the Executive Director of SCU's Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education has made great progess towards finding a successor to former director, Kevin Quinn, S.J. Named the 25th president of The University of Scranton, Fr. Quinn left his post in December to prepare for his new duties, effective July 1, 2011. Denise Carmody currently serves as the interim Executive Director of the Ignatian Center.

    The Search committee received its marching orders in March and recently finalized the position announcement and description.  The position was officially posted on April 11.  The commmittee is now in the initial phase of reviewing applications and hopes to have the selection process completed by the end of June.



  •  Monday, May. 2, 2011

    Best Places to Work, 2011

    Dear Staff and Faculty,

    I am pleased to announce that Santa Clara University was selected again as one of the "Best Places to Work in the Bay Area" in a recent survey sponsored by the San Francisco Times and the San Jose Business Journal.   Five categories were recognized, designated by number of employees:   Very Large, Large, Mid-Size, Small and Smaller. SCU was recognized as one of the top Very Large employers included in the awards. We ranked fifth this year, as well as being the only university in the Bay Area to make the list.

    From twelve Bay Area counties, 301 companies were nominated with a total of 125 selected as best places to work.  Of particular importance is that our selection was based on employee satisfaction surveys completed by our faculty and staff.

    Thank you to all for fostering a work environment of mutual respect and genuine concern for one another. The positive campus climate you help create benefits the entire Santa Clara family, especially our students. Congratulations to all on receiving this recognition for another year running.  It should make us all proud to be associated with Santa Clara.

    Michael E. Engh, S.J.

  •  Monday, May. 2, 2011

    President's Coffee Sessions

    Please join me for the final two coffee sessions of the year. The sessions are opportunities to meet with me and and a small gathering of your colleagues in an informal setting with no specific agenda items. Whether you are new to Santa Clara or have been here for a while, attending a session is one way to bring a topic to the table for discussion. I welcome your ideas and encourage you to spend an hour in open conversation. Each session is held in the President's Dining Room in Adobe Lodge.

    The sessions are:

    • May 9, 4:00-5:00 p.m. - Faculty session
    • May 12, 9:00-10:00 a.m. - Staff session

    If you would like to attend, please contact Anne McMahon in the President's Office.

    Michael E. Engh, S.J.

  •  Monday, May. 2, 2011

    What's Ahead on the President's Calendar

    • May 2 - Leavey School of Business Scholars Dinner
    • May 5 - Board of Fellows Meeting
    • May 6 - JST Board of Director's Meeting
    • May 7 - Pancreatic Cancer Walk
    • May 9 - President's Coffee Session for Faculty
    • May 11 - Military Science President's Awards
    • May 12 - President's Coffee Session for Staff
    • May 18 - Catala Club Social
    • May 20 - Board of Regents Meeting
    • May 21 - Law School Commencement
    • May 21 - Jesuit School of Theology Commencement
  •  Monday, May. 2, 2011

    Juan Diego Scholarship

    We recently received the welcome news of the selection of the new Juan Diego Scholarship recipient who will receive the scholarship for the 2011-12 academic year and for the following years at Santa Clara.

    The Juan Diego scholarship is a need-based scholarship funded by SCU to benefit students from Sacred Heart Parish in San Jose. As part of the criteria, a Sacred Heart Parish committee selects applicants based on their parish involvement and youth leadership. The Scholarship was established in 1998 by the late Father Mateo Sheedy, then pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, and Steve Privett, S.J., then provost of SCU and current president at USF.

    Congratulations to the Juan Diego Scholarship recipients for this great honor. I also am grateful to the members of the Selection Committee, and I applaud the continued collaboration between the Sacred Heart Parish Community and the University that benefits so many people.

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