Boards of Regents

In 2004, to bolster fundraising and relations between Thomas Aquinas College and the local community, the College established its original Board of Regents for the greater Los Angeles Area. Building on the success of the original board, in 2012 the College established a second Board of Regents to serve Northern California. Both boards consist of dynamic, local leaders committed to the College’s mission of Catholic liberal education. The boards’ members serve as goodwill ambassadors, helping to introduce and promote the College to new friends throughout their regions.

Members: Greater Los Angeles Board of Regents

Members: Northern California County Board of Regents

San Francisco Board of Regents with Barretts

Members of the Northern California Board of Regents and President Michael F. McLean present Governor Emeritus James L. Barrett and his wife, Judy, with an icon of St. Thomas Aquinas in gratitude for the Barretts’ longstanding generosity to the College.

Dr. Jean Rioux

“If you come to the College with any spark of faith at all, it’s fanned into flames. That’s certainly what happened to me.”

– Dr. Jean Rioux (’82)

Chair of the Department of Philosophy, Benedictine College

“The Church will flourish through the inspiring example and praiseworthy endeavors of Thomas Aquinas College.”

– The Most Rev. Pietro Sambi (†)

Apostolic Nuncio to the United States