Mark E. Montgomery has been a member of the President’s Council of Thomas Aquinas College since 2001. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Montgomery Management Company, a real estate management and development business in Los Angeles founded by his grandfather in the 1930s. The company manages numerous Los Angeles-area properties, including Sunset Plaza, a high-end shopping center on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood.
As a member of the Board, Mr. Montgomery follows in the footsteps of his father, Francis J. Montgomery, a member of the College’s Order of St. Albert who served as a Governor of the College from 1971 until 2003, and then as an Emeritus member until his death in 2006. “I am proud to have the opportunity to carry on my father’s legacy of dedication to Thomas Aquinas College,” says Mr. Montgomery.
Mr. Montgomery regularly gives generously of his time and resources to many organizations, including both the California and the National Right to Life Political Committees. He is vice president of the Americanism Educational League and a member of the Newman Club, and was once named “Person of the Year” by the Mystical Humanity of Christ, Inc. in Belmont, Calif. His wife, Irene, a native of Holland, has been an active member of numerous reception and event committees for the College.
Explaining his dedication to Thomas Aquinas College, Mr. Montgomery says, “If the goal of our lives is to achieve heaven, in God’s glorious presence, there is no better place to develop the mental training and the habits that will help one reach that goal. To be invited to join the Board of Governors of this institution, to be able to help financially and — in any way possible — to support it, is the opportunity of a lifetime.”
“In our classroom discussions, we are responsible for our own education. We have to get our hands dirty, to figure out the material, to let it become part of us and make us better people. That is real learning.”
– Isabella Hsu (’18)
Redondo Beach, California