In 2004 Thomas Aquinas College established its first Board of Regents, serving the greater Los Angeles Area, as a means of bolstering fundraising and developing relationships within the local community. Building on the success of the original board, the College has since established boards in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, Orange County, New York, and Washington, D.C. The boards consist of dynamic local leaders committed to the College’s mission of Catholic liberal education. Their members serve as goodwill ambassadors, helping to introduce and promote the College to new friends throughout their regions.
Members of the San Francisco Board of Regents and President Michael F. McLean present late 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.