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.


Andrew K. Benton
President and CEO
Pepperdine University

Edwin L. Biggers (Chair)
President (Retired)
Hughes Missile Group

Brett Biggs
Executive Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer
Walmart Inc.

Sheila K. Bost
Marriage and Family Therapist
Private Practice

Charles L. Branch, Jr.
Professor of Neurosurgery
Wake Forest University Health Center

Dale A. Brown, '64
Moriah Group, Petroleum Strategies

Janice R. Brown
Circuit Judge (Retired)
United States Court of Appeals
for the DC Circuit

Jose A. Collazo, MBA '77
Vice Chair and President (Retired)
Form I-9 Compliance, LLC

Nancy M. De Liban
Executive Vice President
Athene Asset Management, L.P.

Shelle Ensio
Engineer (Retired)

Terry M. Giles, JD '74
President and Owner
Giles Enterprises

Seth A. Haye, '02
Executive Director
Portfolio Management Director
Morgan Stanley

Michelle R. 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

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

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

Dennis S. Lewis, '65
President and Owner
Chesapeake Holding Company, LLC

John T. Lewis, '83
Eugene Lewis & Associates

Kimberly J. Lindley
Community Leader

Faye W. McClure, '78
President and CEO
Urban Advantage Insurance Services

Michael T. Okabayashi
Ernst & Young LLP

Danny Phillips

Timothy C. Phillips, '87
Chief Executive Officer
Phillips and Company

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

James R. Porter (Vice Chair)
Porter Capital Partners

Susan F. Rice, EdD '86
Senior Consulting Associate
Brakeley Briscoe, Inc.

Carol Richards
Community Leader

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

B. Joseph Rokus, '76

Harold R. Smethills
Sterling Ranch Development Company, LLC

Dee Anna Smith, '86
Chief Executive Officer
Sarah Cannon

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

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

Stephen M. Stewart
Stewart Brothers Properties LLC

Augustus Tagliaferri, MBA '74
Chair and President
Financial Structures, Inc.

Marta B. Tooma
Philanthropic Dentist

Robert L. Walker, MA '66
Senior Partner
The Walker Consulting Group
Senior Executive for Development (Retired)
Texas A&M University

Jay S. Welker
The Private Bank and Wealth Management
Wells Fargo

Life Regents

William S. Banowsky, MA '94
Joe R. Barnett
Lodwrick M. Cook
Jerry S. Cox
Jerry E. Hudson

Eff W. Martin
Russell L. Ray, Jr.
Travis E. Reed
Thomas J. Trimble
J. McDonald Williams