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Letter from the President

Greetings Bronco Family!

This fall I had the honor of beginning my two-year term as President of SCU’s Alumni Association Board of Directors, which serves to represent all 100,000+ alumni around the world. In these first few months, it has been such a pleasure to meet so many of you and witness your continued connection to the University community.

In addition, I was grateful to be given the opportunity to participate in the Inauguration of SCU’s 29th President, Kevin O’Brien, S.J. In my welcome to Fr. O’Brien on behalf of all of us, I spoke about the rich stories of our alumni. Sharing those stories remains one of the Association’s key priorities as we continue our efforts to foster a deep sense of school spirit, history, and tradition among alumni and current students. We also aim to remain committed to the three Big Ideas of the Alumni Association’s Strategic Plan:

Once a Bronco, Always a Bronco – Alumni are seen as lifelong stakeholders in the University.

Activate the Tribe – Assemble our alumni, share their stories, and engage them in meaningful ways.

Surprisingly Relevant and Wildly Useful – Offer our alumni continued opportunities for lifelong learning and personal and professional growth.

I look forward to the remainder of the year, and I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to serve as a representative of 14 decades of incredible Broncos.

We hope to see you back on campus soon, or at an alumni event near you.

Go Broncos!

Warm regards,

Dr. Melina Johnson ’01, M.A. ‘03
2019-2021 National President
Santa Clara University Alumni Association

Melina Johnson BOD profile pic Oct 2019


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