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The Trustees are dedicated to the goal of maintaining the essential character of Bellarmine College Preparatory as a Catholic Jesuit college preparatory secondary school sponsored by Jesuits West of the Society of Jesus.

A provincial superior is the only person who can designate that a school within his province is an apostolic work of the Society of Jesus.  In sustaining agreements, last completed at Bellarmine in March 2015 and next scheduled for May 2020, the provincial formally restates the Society's sponsorship of the school and, therefore, affirms its Catholic and Jesuit mission and allows it to use the term "Jesuit."  The Trustees commit to hold that mission in trust in cooperation with the province.

Powers, Authority, and Duties of the Board of Trustees:

  • Evaluate, hire, and, when necessary, terminate the President of the school
  • Approve and adopt all major changes in the educational policies and programs of the school
  • Approve diplomas and awards as recommended by the Principal
  • Review and take appropriate action as to the budget, which is submitted upon recommendation of the President
  • Promote major fundraising efforts
  • Authorize any changes in tuition and fees within the school
  • Authorize the construction of new buildings and major renovations to existing buildings and grounds
  • Authorize the sale and purchase or lease of lands or buildings
  • Authorize the incurring of debts by the school, the securing thereof by mortgage and pledge of real and personal property, tangible and intangible, presently owned or after-acquired by the school
  • Collaborate with the Board of Regents, whose purpose is to advise and assist the Board of Trustees, the President, and the Principal

Current Membership of the Board of Trustees


Andy Schatzman

Andy Schatzman, Chair A Santa Clara graduate, past parent Andy Schatzman (Danny '13) is Senior Vice-President at DevCon Construction.

 Rob Selvi

Robert D. Selvi ’74, Vice-Chair Rob is a veteran Silicon Valley operating executive, advisor and investor. He is currently an operating partner at private equity firm Thoma Bravo. Prior to that, he most recently served as CFO of Dell Software, following their acquisition of SonicWALL, where he had served as CFO and a member of the Board of Directors. Prior to SonicWALL, Rob served as CFO of Kontiki, Artisan Components, Cooper & Chyan Technology and Claris (Apple’s software subsidiary). Earlier in his career, Rob held senior management positions at Apple, Diasonics and Memorex. He holds Bachelor of Science in Commerce and MBA degrees from Santa Clara University.

 Brian J. McSweeney '78, Consultant

Brian J. McSweeney '78, Consultant Alumnus and past parent (Riley '08 and Kelly '11) Brian McSweeney is President and General Counsel of the McGraw Group & Pacific Specialty Insurance Company.

 Mario Prietto, S.J., Secretary

Mario Prietto, S.J., Secretary Mario Prietto is the Superior of the Jesuit community at Bellarmine, and previously served as the long-term Principal of St. Ignatius in San Francisco.

Erick Berrelleza, S.J.

Erick Berrelleza, S.J. Erick Berrelleza, S.J. was recently named by Boston College as the founding dean of Messina College. He was previously assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at Santa Clara University, and was also a visiting scholar at the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life at Boston College.

 Joseph R.

Joseph R. Bronson Past parent Joe Bronson (Ian '97) previously served as Chair of the Trustees from 2013-2015. Joe is Principal and CEO of TheBronsonGroup, LLC.

 Linda C

Linda Chin A past parent (Will Parissenti ’10) and a past Mothers' Guild President, Linda has worked as an HR consultant and a long-term Board member for HomeFirst .

 Theresa Clark

Theresa Clark Past parent (Noah '16 and Thomas '18) Theresa Clark serves as the Director of Admissions and Marketing at St. Simon's School in Los Altos.

 Joe Gentzkow ’01

Joe Gentzkow ’01 Joe serves as the Chair of the Budget Committee, and is the Founder and President of Mulberry Capital Advisors.

 Marcos Gonzales

Marcos Gonzales Marcos is the Director of Trauma Informed Education at Chicago Jesuit Academy.

 Sal Liccardo '52

Sal Liccardo '52 Sal Liccardo has dedicated many decades to serving Bellarmine, having previously served as Chair of the Regents in the 1980's, and as Chair of the Trustees from 2018-2020.

 Lawrence D. McGovern

Lawrence D. McGovern A Jesuit High School graduate, past parent Larry McGovern (Steve '05 and Mike '10) is Executive Vice-President and CFO of Heritage Bank of Commerce, and serves as the Chair of the Audit Committee.

 William S. McKiernan

William S. McKiernan A graduate and Trustee of Boston College, past parent Bill McKiernan (Will '11 and Scott '14 ) serves as President of WSM Capital, LLC.

 Christopher W. Meyercord '88

Christopher W. Meyercord '88 Chris has been on the faculty of Bellarmine since 1992, is a past parent (Luke '20), and became President in 2015.

 Andrew J. Moley '82

Andrew J. Moley '82 A former Regent and Chair of the Trustees from 2015-18, Andrew is the Chief Financial Officer of Lightspeed Venture Partners..

 Peter Pabst, S.J.

Peter Pabst, S.J. Fr. Pabst is the Chancellor of Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School, and previously was the founding President of Cristo Rey and Sacred Heart Nativity School.

 Prabhu Palani

Prabhu Palani Past Parent Prabhu Palani (Anirudh Prabhu ’16) Chairs the Investment Committee and is the Chief Investment Officer of the City of San Jose Retirement System.

Jason Rodriguez ‘95

Jason Rodriguez ‘95 Jason joined Google in July 2022 as chief of staff to the VP and general manager of Chrome OS. He was formerly vice president and head of Worldwide Microsoft Alliance with HP, Inc. and held several key positions with HP, including as chief of staff to the CEO, head of Global Public Policy and GM of Business Development in China. Jason is a member of Bellarmine’s Faculty Student Parent Life (FSPL) Committee. His community involvement includes serving with the Bellarmine Alumni Council, Alum Rock School Board, San Jose Chamber of Commerce, and Sacred Heart Community Services.

 Lucilla Ramos-Sanchez

Lucilla Ramos-Sanchez Professor Ramos-Sanchez is a past parent (Diego '20) and serves as the Chair of the Department of Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University.

 Robert W. Scholla, S.J.

Robert W. Scholla, S.J. Fr. Scholla serves on the faculty at Santa Clara University and has previously served on numerous high school boards.

Michael J. Sheridan

Michael J. Sheridan '82 Past parent Mike Sheridan (Ben '11, Erich '13 and Matthew '15) is the CFO of DocuSign, and previously served in that same capacity at several other companies.

 Paul G. Sheridan, S.J.

Paul G. Sheridan, S.J. Fr. Sheridan currently works on the faculty of St. Louis University High School (SLUH), and previously served as President of Bellarmine from 2005-2015, and of SLUH.

 Gerald T. Wade, S.J. '55

Gerald T. Wade, S.J. '55 Fr. Wade is the Chancellor of Bellarmine, and previously served as the President from 1979-1993, and from 2003-2005.

 Jim Whims

Jim Whims Past parent (Parker '15), Jim is a partner at Alsop-Louie, and served as the longtime Chair of the Development Committee at Bellarmine.