Board of Regents

The 40 member Board of Regents is the legal governing body and chief policy board of the University. Life regents are recognized and honored for their extraordinary service as past regents. The University administration works with the Board of Regents to shape policy and direction for the University. The leadership provided by these distinguished and committed men and women is greatly valued.

Edwin Biggers, Chairman
President (Retired)
Hughes Missile Group

James R. Porter, Vice Chairman
Porter Capital Partners

Susan F. Rice, Secretary (EdD '86)
SFR Consulting

Frederick L. Ricker, Assistant Secretary
Vice President and General Manager (Retired)
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

William H. Ahmanson
The Ahmanson Foundation

Andrew K. Benton
Pepperdine University

Sheila K. Bost
Individual, Marital and Child Psychotherapist

Charles L. Branch
Professor of Neurosurgery
Wake Forest University
Baptist Medical Center

Dale Brown ('64)
Moriah Group

Janice R. Brown
Circuit Court Judge
United States Court of Appeals
for the D.C. Circuit

Jose A. Collazo (MBA '77)
Vice Chairman & President
Form I-9 Compliance, LLC

Michelle Hiepler (JD '89)
Law Offices of Hiepler & Hiepler

Glen A. Holden
United States Ambassador (Retired)
Managing Partner, The Holden Company

Gail E. Hopkins ('66, MA '74)
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Hinsdale Orthopaedic Associates

Peter James Johnson, Jr.
Leahey & Johnson, P.C.

John D. Katch ('60)
District Manager (Retired)
Southern California Edison Company

Dennis Lewis ('65)
President and Owner

John T. Lewis ('83)
Eugene Lewis & Associates

Kimberly J. Lindley
Past Cochair
National Seaver Parents Council

Eff W. Martin
Managing Director (Retired)
Goldman Sachs & Company

Faye W. McClure ('78)
Senior Vice President
Consumer Product & Segment Integration–Americas
AIG Insurance Group

Michael T. Okabayashi
Ernst & Young

Danny Phillips

Timothy C. Phillips ('87)
Chief Executive Officer
Phillips and Company

John L. Plueger
President and Chief Operating Officer
Air Lease Corporation

Russell L. Ray, Jr.
Airline and Aerospace Companies
Executive (Retired)

Carol Richards

B. Joseph Rokus ('76)
Vice Chairman
Consolidated Container Company

P. Bui Simon ('96)
Angels Wings Foundation Int'l.

Harold R. Smethills
Managing Director
Sterling Ranch, LLC

Dee Anna Smith ('86)
Chief Executive Officer of Sarah Cannon

Rosa Mercado Spivey
Medical Director, LAUSD

William W. Stevens
Chairman of the Board (Retired)
Triad Systems Corporation

Stephen M. Stewart
Stewart Brothers Drilling Company

Augustus Tagliaferri (MBA '74)
Chairman and President
Financial Structures, Inc.

Marta B. Tooma

Robert L. Walker (MA '66)
Senior Executive for Development
Texas A&M University
Hagler Center

Marylyn M. Warren ('58)
Senior Vice President (Retired)


Life Regents*

William S. Banowsky (MA '94)
Joe R. Barnett
Lodwrick M. Cook
Jerry S. Cox
Terry M. Giles
Jerry E. Hudson

Jerve M. Jones
Charles B. Runnels
Thomas J. Trimble
J. McDonald Williams
Helen M. Young ('39)

*Nonvoting Regents

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