The Boards

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, working in tandem with the governing and advisory boards, shapes the direction of the University.

The guidance provided by these distinguished and committed men and women is greatly valued.

Edwin L. Biggers Chair
President (Retired), Hughes Missile Group
James R. Porter Vice Chair
Principal, Porter Capital Partners
Susan F. Rice Secretary
Principal Consultant, SFR Consulting
Frederick L. Ricker Assistant Secretary
Vice President and Deputy General Manager
Advanced Programs and Technology
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
William S. Banowsky President Emeritus, Pepperdine University
Andrew K. Benton President, Pepperdine University
Sheila K. Bost Individual, Marital, and Child Psychotherapist
Charles L. Branch Professor of Neurosurgery
Wake Forest University Health Center
Dale A. Brown Principal, Moriah Group Petroleum Strategies
Janice R. Brown Circuit Court Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
Jose A. Collazo Vice Chair and President, Form I-9 Compliance, LLC
Jerry S. Cox President, Cox & Perkins Exploration, Inc.
W. L. Fletcher III Co-Owner, Park Centre Properties, LLC
Terry M. Giles President and Owner, Giles Enterprises
Michelle R. Hiepler Partner, Law Offices of Hiepler & Hiepler
Glen A. Holden United States Ambassador (Retired)
Managing Partner, The Holden Company
Gail E. Hopkins Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hinsdale Orthopaedic Associates
John D. Katch District Manager (Retired), Southern California Edison Company
Mark A. Kirk Partner (Retired), Linsalata Capital Pa
Dennis S. Lewis President and Owner, WorldTravelService
Eff W. Martin Managing Director (Retired), Goldman Sachs & Company
Michael T. Okabayashi Partner, Ernst & Young
Danny Phillips Investments/Ranching
Timothy C. Phillips Chief Executive Officer, Phillips and Company
Russell L. Ray, Jr. Airline and Aerospace Companies Executive (Retired)
Carol Richards  
B. Joseph Rokus Vice Chair, Consolidated Container Company
P. Bui Simon President, Angels Wings Foundation International
Harold R. Smethills Managing Director, Sterling Ranch, LLC
Rosa Mercado Spivey Physician, Medical Director, LAUSD
William W. Stevens Chair of the Board (Retired), Triad Systems Corporation
Stephen M. Stewart President, Stewart Brothers Drilling Company
Augustus Tagliaferri Chair and President
Financial Structures, Inc.
Marta B. Tooma Dentist
Thomas J. Trimble Senior Vice President/General Counsel and Corporate Secretary (Retired), Southwest Gas Corporation
Robert L. Walker Senior Executive for Development
Texas A&M University
Marylyn M. Warren Senior Vice President (Retired),
Edward V. Yang Chair and President, U.S. Business Group iSoftstone, Inc.

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Life Regents

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University Board

The University Board is a national advisory group that provides additional guidance and leadership.