Rev. Nicholas Santos, S.J.
Rev. Nicholas Santos, S.J., Grad ’06, ’09, was elected to the Marquette University Board of Trustees in 2021.
He is the rector of the Jesuit Community in Omaha, Nebraska, and an associate professor of marketing in the Heider College of Business at Creighton University. Father Santos, a native of Pune, India, joined the Society of Jesus in 1990 and was ordained in 2000. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in commerce with a specialization in financial accounting from the University of Pune, bachelor’s degrees in philosophy and theology from Jnana Deepa Vidyapeeth in Pune, a master’s in theology from the Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University, and an MBA and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. from Marquette University.
Father Santos worked for three years as an accountant in a chemical transportation company and for three years as assistant treasurer and treasurer in two of the major trusts of the Pune Province of the Society of Jesus. He taught for eight years in an evening commerce college in Pune and for seven years in the business school at Marquette before joining the faculty at the Heider College of Business. He has also spent three years at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University as a visiting scholar.
His research interests include base-of-the-pyramid markets, business ethics, business and society, Catholic social teaching, corporate social responsibility, social innovation and social entrepreneurship. He has published widely in several academic journals and serves on the editorial policy board of the Macromarketing Society. He serves on the boards at Creighton University, Creighton Prep and St. Francis Mission, and is past president of the Colleagues of Jesuit Business Education.