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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, Chairperson
President (Retired)
Hughes Missile Group

James R. Porter, Vice Chairperson
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, Jr.
Professor of Neurosurgery
Wake Forest University Health Center

Dale Brown ('64)
Moriah Group, Petroleum Strategies

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

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

Shelle Ensio

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
Chesapeake Holding Company, LLC

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

Kimberly J. Lindley
Past Chairperson
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 International 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

Carol Richards

B. Joseph Rokus ('76)
Manager, SPP LLC

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

Harold R. Smethills
Sterling Ranch Development Company

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

Rosa Mercado Spivey
Medical Director, Employee Health Services
Los Angeles Unified School District

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

Stephen M. Stewart
Stewart Brothers Drilling Company

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

Marta B. Tooma
Philanthropic Dentist

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

Marylyn M. Warren ('58)
Vice President, Inc.

Jay S. Welker
President of the Private Bank & Wealth Management
Wells Fargo Bank


Life Regents*

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

Russell L. Ray, Jr.
Charles B. Runnels
Thomas J. Trimble
J. McDonald Williams
Helen M. Young ('39)

*Nonvoting Regents

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