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 »

Undergraduate Admission

Please feel free to contact any of our admission counselors and they will be happy to answer any questions you may have. You can also contact our office at 408-554-4700. Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »