2017 Board of Regents

The 39-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.


Board of Regents

  • Edwin L. Biggers


    President (Retired)
    Hughes Missile Group

  • James R. Porter


    Porter Capital Partners

  • Susan F. Rice (EdD '86)


    Senior Consulting Associate
    Brakeley Briscoe, Inc.

  • Frederick L. Ricker


    Vice President and General Manager (Retired)
    Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

  • Andrew K. Benton

    President and CEO
    Pepperdine University

  • Sheila K. Bost

    Marriage and Family Therapist
    Private Practice

  • Charles L. Branch, Jr.

    Professor of Neurosurgery
    Wake Forest University Health Center

  • Dale 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 Chairman 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 Giles (JD '74)

    President and Owner
    Giles Enterprises

  • 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 James Johnson, Jr.

    Leahey & Johnson, PC

  • 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

    Community Leader

  • Faye W. McClure ('78)

    Senior Executive
    Financial Services

  • Michael T. Okabayashi

    Ernst & Young

  • Danny Phillips


  • Timothy C. Phillips ('87)

    Chief Executive Officer
    Phillips and Company

  • John L. Plueger

    Chief Executive Officer and President
    Air Lease Corporation

  • Carol Richards

    Community Leader

  • B. Joseph Rokus ('76)

    Manager, SPP LLC

  • Bui Simon ('96)

    Angels Wings Foundation International

  • Harold R. Smethills

    Sterling Ranch Development Company

  • Dee Anna Smith ('86)

    Chief Executive Officer
    Sarah Cannon Research Institute

  • 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

    Business Development
    Stewart Brothers Drilling Company

  • 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

    Vice President for Development (Retired)
    Texas A&M University

  • Marylyn M. Warren ('58)

    Senior Vice President (Retired)
    eHarmony.com, Inc.

  • Jay S. Welker

    The Private Bank and Wealth Management, Wells Fargo Bank


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

  • Helen M. Young ('39)

* Nonvoting Regents