Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University - Undergraduate Admission

Admission Counselors

Mike Sexton
Mike Sexton
Vice President for Enrollment Management

Mike does not have an official territory, yet he travels quite a bit. Don't be surprised if you see him at your school or local event. Read more »

Sandra Hayes
Sandra Hayes
Dean of Undergraduate Admission

Sandra helps freshmen and international students from the following territories: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Read more »

Eva Blanco
Eva Blanco
Senior Associate Dean

The desire to positively affect young lives and promote higher educational attainment drew me to college admissions. A strong sense of community and passionate students attracted me to Santa Clara. SCU changes lives and is located in a place that is equally transformative. Nothing compares to entrepreneurial spirit of the Silicon Valley and beauty of the San Francisco Bay Area. Welcome to Santa Clara University! Read more »

LorenzoGamboa
Lorenzo Gamboa
Associate Director

I am a proud first generation graduate of Santa Clara University class of 2003. I married an SCU alumnus with whom I share an amazing family. I earned a BS in Economics from SCU and an MS in Mexican American Studies from the University of Arizona. My passion is Immigration and Education. I look forward to working with you. Read more »

Marisela Gomez
Associate Director

Marisela helps freshmen and transfer students from the following territories: CA Counties: Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz County, and Ventura. Read more »

GraceHartman
Grace Hartman
Assistant Director

Applying to college can sometimes be a frightening process and it tends to be different for every student and family, so I recommend that you focus on what YOU can do to be the best, most competitive applicant that YOU can be, and concern yourself less with what others may be doing. Read more »

AlejandraHermosillo
Alejandra Hermosillo
Assistant Director

My time at Santa Clara University began as a transfer student where I earned a BS in Sociology in 2005. In 2008 I graduated from San José State University with an MSW in Social Work. My love for academia, my passion for working with students who are striving to achieve their goal of a college degree, and the value of a Jesuit education is what has brought me back to SCU. Read more »

ToddHicks
Todd Hicks
Assistant Director

I discovered SCU after graduate school in 2005. As a former teacher in the Peace Corps, I immediately understood the value of a Jesuit Education and the Core Curriculum. Having lived on the East Coast and in the Rocky Mountains, I appreciate the opportunity to be in the heart of Silicon Valley. I hope to welcome you to campus. Read more »

BeckyKonowicz
Becky Konowicz
Director of International Admission

Having lived abroad for my childhood and traveling to over 50 countries, my enjoyment in working with international students at the secondary and university levels is natural, energizing and a part of whom I am. As Santa Clara seeks to offer our students a deeper understanding of global affairs in their work and life, I see my role in international admissions as a vehicle for talented students from abroad to consider joining our efforts. Read more »

Luis Lecanda
Assistant Director

Hello! My name is Luis Lecanda and I look forward to working with you! I joined the Santa Clara University admission team so that I can pursue my passion for helping individuals achieve their educational goals. When I'm not on campus, I love to read, hike the beautiful trails of Santa Cruz Mountains, backpack around the globe, eat good food, take on challenging DIY engineering projects, and improve my table tennis game. Read more »

Leesa Riviere
Admission Counselor

As an SCU alumna Class of 2013 in Sociology, and proud Bronco, I am excited about the mission of helping students to achieve their goal of education and attending Santa Clara. What drew me to Santa Clara and the area of admissions is the Jesuit commitment to educating the whole person, and I would love to share how the amazing Santa Clara University experience shaped me to provide assistance to students and parents. Read more »

Catherine Waite
Assistant Director

In 2004, I packed my bags, headed north from San Diego, and embarked on my near ten year adventure at SCU as an undergraduate studying Management and Spanish Studies, a Master of Education, and now as an Assistant Director of Admission. In my experience, the best part of SCU has been the people, the Jesuit tradition, and the wisteria in bloom in the Mission Gardens. Read more »

DanielleWenzel
Danielle Wenzel
Associate Director

I'm originally from the Napa Valley area of California. I attended Santa Clara University, graduating with a BSc in marketing and then later with an MBA in Leading People and Organizations and Food and Agribusiness. I have been working for the Undergraduate Admission Office since 2006 and look forward to working with you. Read more »

AJWilliams
AJ Williams
Associate Director

A veteran of the college admission field, A.J. enjoys demystifying the college search and selection process for today's applicants. He aims to educate, as much as possible, each and every individual he comes into contact with, in regards to the options in front of them. Read more »