By Robert Haugh
In May, Santa Clara University (SCU) President Father Kevin O’Brien, S.J. resigned.
O’Brien “engaged in behaviors” during dinners with Jesuit graduate students that were “inconsistent with established Jesuit protocols and boundaries.”
According to an official investigation, alcohol was involved.
Last week, SCU Law School graduate Brian Exline lost his frivolous lawsuit against Mayor Lisa Gillmor.
Exline lost a Superior Court decision but appealed to the Appellate Court. Local community leaders are asking who paid the estimated cost of $100,000 to $200,000 of the lawsuit.
No one believes Exline actually paid for the legal expenses. Exline was a law school student when the lawsuit was filed and may have been a “front” for the 49ers.
Exline is now a deputy DA in Fresno working for DA Lisa A. Smittcamp.
Gary Stephen Maynard
Yesterday, it was reported that Gary Stephen Maynard has been charged with setting at least one arson fire near the Dixie fire.
Fire officials believe Maynard may be linked to other major Northern California wildfires.
Maynard taught at SCU from 2019 to 2020.
One SCU employee said that “we’ve really taken a humongous PR hit this summer.”
But since it’s summer session, the campus is not busy so there’s no impact on morale yet.
Coincidentally, all three men were on the SCU campus in 2019.
O’Brien had just been appointed President. Exline was a law school student. And Maynard taught in the sociology department.