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Santa Clara University Celebrates Inauguration of Julie H. Sullivan, the First Woman and First Lay President

Santa Clara University today celebrated the historic inauguration of Julie H. Sullivan, Ph.D., the first woman and the first layperson to lead the university in its 171-year history.

The historic, joyful, and community-wide event drew more than 2,000 guests, including students, faculty, staff, alumni, as well as leaders from businesses, faith institutions, elected offices, universities, and Ohlone and Muwekma Ohlone tribes—on whose ancestral land Santa Clara University sits.

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