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Board of Regents

The forty 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
Principal
Porter Capital Partners

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

Frederick L. Ricker, Assistant Secretary
Vice President and Deputy General Manager
Advanced Programs and Technology
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

Andrew K. Benton
President
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)
Principal
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

Jerry S. Cox
President
Cox & Perkins Exploration, Inc.

Terry M. Giles (JD '74)
President and Owner
Giles Enterprises

Michelle Hiepler (JD '89)
Partner
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.
President
Leahey & Johnson, P.C.

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

Dennis Lewis ('65)
President and Owner
WorldTravelService

Kimberly J. Lindley
Past Cochair
National Seaver Parents Council

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

Faye W. McClure ('78)
Vice President of Strategic Marketing
Farmers Insurance

Michael T. Okabayashi
Partner
Ernst & Young

Danny Phillips
Investments/Ranching

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)
Founder
Angels Wings Foundation Int'l.

Harold R. Smethills
Managing Director
Sterling Ranch, LLC

Rosa Mercado Spivey
Physician
Medical Director, LAUSD

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

Stephen M. Stewart
President
Stewart Brothers Drilling Company

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

Marta B. Tooma
Dentist

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

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

Life Regents*

William S. Banowsky (MA '94)
Joe R. Barnett
Lodwrick M. Cook
Robert R. Dockson
W. L. Fletcher III
Hari N. Harilela
Jerry E. Hudson
Jerve M. Jones

Charles B. Runnels
Richard M. Scaife
Thomas J. Trimble
William R. Waugh
J. McDonald Williams
Helen M. Young ('39)

*Nonvoting Regents