Thomas Reynolds, VP for Mission at Regis University

Thomas E. Reynolds, Vice President, Mission 

Why Regis?
Not many workplaces give us a chance to work with creative colleagues, serve the community, take on important challenges, and help form and educate the next generation of learners and leaders who will matter to the world. What’s not to like?!

What is your key focus over the next three months?
A better question is: what are some of our upcoming challenges and opportunities? I believe those will be carrying out strategic opportunities to serve our community, strengthening the student experience, and shaping the next chapter in the more than 460-year tradition of Jesuit education. All of this will be done without a perfect road map or complete wisdom of what the future holds. Again, what’s not to like?

What does Jesuit education mean to you?
An invitation into a deeper vocational discernment available in few other places in this life – where we can both form and inform, educate both the head and the heart, and respond to God’s invitations to make this good and fragile world better.

Besides work, what are you passionate about?
My wonderful wife, children, grandchildren, extended family and caring friends. God’s frequent opportunities to encounter the sacred each day through the relationships we build and walking about this stunningly beautiful planet.

Thomas E. Reynolds, Ph.D., serves as vice president for university mission, which includes promoting the University’s Jesuit Catholic identity, outreach to regional Catholic organizations, and overseeing mission programs such as University Ministry, the Institute on the Common Good, and the Office of Diversity. He first came to Regis in 1987 as vice president for student life after working in similar capacities at Loyola Marymount University. He moved into his current position in 2004.

Reynolds received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English literature from Loyola Marymount University and his doctorate in education from UCLA.

He has served as chairman of the board of trustees for Escuela de Guadalupe – an independent, dual-language Catholic school in north Denver – and as a trustee for Arrupe Jesuit High School. He is active in leading retreats and conferences for Jesuit university faculty and staff in the United States, and has served as the chair of the Heartland/Delta association of Jesuit schools.

He and his wife, Madeline, have two children and three grandchildren.