There are four men whose contributions were essential to the founding of Thomas Aquinas College and whose service to the cause of Catholic liberal education has been invaluable. They are:

At Thomas Aquinas College, the Board of Governors must select the College’s president from among the members of the teaching faculty. The College’s founders chose this arrangement, which is singular among American colleges and universities, so as to ensure the integrity of the College’s vision as an authentically Catholic institution committed to the highest academic standards.

Over the course of its history, the College has been served by four presidents — two of them founders — who have carried on this mission. They are:

 

The Founders

Founders of Thomas Aquinas College: Dr. Ronald P. McArthur, Dr. Marcus A. Berquist, Mr. Peter L. DeLuca, and Dr. John W. Neumayr

Rev. Fr. Mark Bachmann

“What we learned about God in the curriculum — St. Augustine, the way he spoke about God, and St. Thomas’ treatise in the beginning of the Summa Theologica — really set me toward my vocation.”

– Rev. Fr. Mark Bachmann, O.S.B. (’82)

Co-founder and Subprior, Annunciation Monastery of Clear Creek