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Engh, Michael E., 1949-



Fr. Michael E. Engh, S.J. was the 28th President of Santa Clara University, from 2009 until 2019. He served as the chief executive officer with overall responsibility for its operational affairs. In his inaugural address, President Engh called for Santa Clara to “undertake a major effort on behalf of our environment and its just use,” and urged the Santa Clara community to “commit to creating a more just and sustainable world.” Father Engh led the University in defining its vision and setting course for the future with the bold new plan, Santa Clara 2020. During his tenure, Father Engh substantially strengthened the University and advanced its mission and reputation. In particular, Father Engh greatly expanded academic offerings by creating nearly 20 new degrees, certificates or online degree programs, transforming the size, diversity and caliber of the student body by growing the number of applicants by 60% while simultaneously improving the graduation rate by nearly 10% and increasing the average GPA of accepted students from 3.55 in 2009 to 3.67 in 2017, and median SAT score by 12% from 2009 to 2017. Additionally, under Father Engh’s leadership, the University attracted six new Academic Deans and hired nearly all members of the executive leadership, two of the Executive Directors for the Centers of Distinction, and the Director of Campus Ministry, while producing numerous Rhodes, Truman, Schwarzman, Stanford Knight-Hennessy, Fulbright, Udall, and Goldwater Scholars, increasing the number of programs and fellowships in the Markkula Center and the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, and doubling the number of first-generation college LEAD Scholars Program participants. Prior to his appointment as president, Fr. Engh served as Dean of the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts and professor of history at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Research manuscript series on the cultural and natural history of Santa Clara

 Record Group
Identifier: 20MS-AR
Scope and Content of the Collection Includes nos. 1-13 of the series: Grasslands, the forgotten resource, by Joanna M. Blume, no. 1; Blessed with orchards, cheered with vine, by Virginia C. Czosek, no. 2; A river ran through it, by Erin M. Reilly, no. 3; The Ohlone and the oak woodlands, by Grant William Schick, no. 4; The roots of healing, by Nader R. Yasin, no. 5; Curing our tunnel vision, by Amy C. Raimundo, no. 6; The Eberhard privy, by Samantha Harris, no. 7; Santa Clara: from mission to municipality, by Lorie Garcia, no....
Dates: 1994 to 2006

Books and printed material from Michael Engh, S.J.

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 202009-004

Michael Engh, S.J. papers

 Record Group
Identifier: 3DB28
Scope and Content of the Collection

Files include Inaguration address, correspondence, programs for Mass and Inauguration ceremony, press releases, and letters of congratulations from other colleges and universities. Also includes annual correspondence and chronological files, reports from Associations, administrative departments, financial, and staff, council and committe meetings.

Dates: 2009-

Records of Michael Engh, S.J., 1994-2012

 Unprocessed Material — Box: 1 of 1
Identifier: 2019-06-12
Dates: 1994-2012; Majority of material found within 2000-2010

Records of Michael Engh, S.J., 2002-2017

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2019-09-27
Dates: 2002-2017