New to the Board
Santa Clara's Board of Trustees welcomed four new members in October 2011.
John M. Sobrato ’83 is the third generation to be involved with the family-owned firm, the Sobrato Organization, where he has worked since his teens. As CEO, he has primary responsibility for the strategic direction of the firm’s portfolio of more than 15 million square feet of commercial and residential income properties, as well as the company’s investments in global marketable securities. He is also very involved in the local community and is concurrently serving as chair of SCU’s Board of Regents, chair of the board of directors of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and chair of the board of trustees of Bellarmine College Preparatory.
Patricia Boitano ’71 has been a member of the Board of Regents since 2005 and has also served as an SCU Ambassador since 2003. She serves on the board of directors for Girls Inc. of the Central Coast, an affiliate of the national organization Girls Inc., which delivers a variety of programs focusing on leadership and self-empowerment to girls ages 8 to 18 at schools throughout Monterey County.
William (Bill) Coleman is a partner at Alsop Louie Partners, a venture capital company. He founded and served as chairman and CEO of Cassatt Corp., an enterprise software and services company; and he founded and was the first chairman and CEO of BEA Systems, the world’s leading infrastructure software company. He previously served as vice president of system software at Sun Microsystems, where his team transformed SunOS into the commercially successful Solaris operating system.
Scott Santarosa, S.J. ’88 is the pastor at Dolores Mission parish in the lowest income section of Boyle Heights in Los Angeles. He was ordained to the priesthood in 2000, and his first full-time assignment as a priest was at Verbum Dei High School in Watts, Los Angeles. There the Jesuits’ mission was to help bring the failing high school back to its former reputation as a quality, inner-city Catholic college preparatory. His training as a Jesuit has also taken him to work in Nigeria.
There are the sanctuaries built for worship—and that carry beauty and grace for all to see. Then there are the improvised places of faith, perhaps more subtle in how they speak to the wonder worked there.
With the way things have gone recently in Congress, looking to the heavens for some help and guidance might seem like a very good idea. In fact, that’s what Pat Conroy, S.J., M.Div. ’83 is there to do.
Who published the one book on government in 2013 that conservative firebrand Newt Gingrich told all true believers that they should read? Well, the author is now lieutenant governor of California. Before that, he was mayor of San Francisco. That’s right: It’s Gavin Newsom ’89.
Women’s soccer wins the West Coast Conference championship.
The White House has brought on SCU’s Colleen Chien, a leading expert in patent law, as senior advisor.
George Souliotes went to prison for three life sentences after he was convicted of arson and murder. Twenty years later, he’s out—after the Northern California Innocence Project proved he didn’t do it.