Santa Clara University

About SCU

Our Alumni

SCU's more than 72,000 alumni are politicians, engineers, artists, athletes, CEOs, lawyers, teachers, entrepreneurs, and Jesuits. Their success shows the world what can be accomplished with a Santa Clara education.

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Carol Reiley '04, now a grad student at Johns Hopkins, uses her expertise in computers, engineering, and robotics to help medical students become better surgeons.

Dale Johnson '08 understands that you have to find your own path on the college journey.



Kyle Ozawa and Sam Baker didn't want their fellow business students to miss the opportunity to learn from a foreign culture.

Randee Garber will take skills learned at Santa Clara to Hollywood.


Some more notable alumni

Andy Ackerman '78 Television producer and director

Reza Aslan '95 Author, How to Win a Cosmic War: God, Globalization, and the End of the War on Terror

Margaret (Peggy) Bradshaw '72 Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer, Bridge Bank

Michael J. Carey '71 President of Seirus Innovation, NFL Official

Brandi Chastain '91 FC Gold Pride Women's Soccer player; Olympic gold medalist; professional and World Cup soccer player

David C. Drummond '85 Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer, Google, Inc.

Gary Filizetti '67 President, Devcon Construction Inc.

Ron Hansen, M.Div '94, M.A. '95 SCU professor of arts and humanities; author, Exiles

Khaled Hosseini '88 Author, The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns

John Jenkins, C.S.C., M.Div. '74 President, Notre Dame University

Francisco Jiménez '66 Professor of modern languages and literatures; 2002 U.S. Professor of the Year, CASE award

Brent M. Jones '85 Retired NFL football player

Richard Justice '71  Executive Vice President, Advisor to the Chairman and CEO, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Sharon Kugler '81 Yale University chaplain

Paul L. Locatelli, S.J., '60, M. Div. '74 Chancellor of SCU; Secretary for Higher Education of the Society of Jesus

Zoe Lofgren '75 Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, California's 16th district (San Jose)

Noelle Lopez '09 Rhodes Scholar, 2009

Dee Dee Myers '83 White House Press Secretary, 1993–94; political analyst and commentator; contributing editor, Vanity Fair; author, Why Women Should Rule the World

Janet Napolitano '79 U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, former governor of Arizona

Steve Nash '96 NBA basketball player; two-time MVP winner 2005, 2006

Leon Panetta '60, 'J.D. '63 Director of the CIA; former White House Chief of Staff, Clinton Administration; former member of Congress

Thomas Smolich, S.J., M.Div. '96 President, Jesuit Conference of the United States

John A. Sobrato '60 Chairman, Sobrato Development Companies

John Michael Sobrato '83 Chief Executive Officer, Sobrato Development Companies




Have a look at the Survey of Recent Graduates and see what our graduates' employment and/or graduate school status is.

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