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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.
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,
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
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,
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
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
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.