Board of Trustees

Andy Anderson

Andy Anderson was elected to the Regis University Board of Trustees in 2011, and also serves as Co-Chair of the Campaign Committee.  He earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Regis University in 1990, and went on to earn a graduate degree in banking from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Mr. Anderson is the current President and CEO of NorSon Inc., a commercial and boutique custom builder, and continues his involvement in property development throughout the upper Midwest. A former VP of Business Development with APi Group and the owner and Chairman of Anderson Financial Group, Mr. Anderson’s earlier career included expansion and growth of several financial institutions, including Northern National Bank, which he established, and eventually sold in 2008.

He is a member of the St. John Francis Regis Society and the Anderson College of Business is named in his honor.  He is a former member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and a former trustee at both Breck School in Minneapolis and Providence Academy in Plymouth, Minnesota.

Maureen Barker

Maureen BarkerMaureen Barker was elected to the Regis University Board of Trustees in 2009. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History, Criticism and Conservation from Smith College.

Ms. Barker is the Executive Vice President of Treasury Management at Citywide Banks, and has held positions of Executive Vice President of Investment and Wealth at UMB Bank, and Senior Vice President at Wells Fargo. 

She serves on the boards of Central City Opera, Leadership Aurora, Aurora Economic Development Council, Ipoderac's Children Fund, Rotary International, as well as being an event chair at Community College of Aurora Foundation in 2017. Ms. Barker is also the parent of a Regis University graduate.

Daniel Berce

Daniel Berce was elected to the Regis University Board of Trustees in 2006. He is a 1975 Regis University graduate with a B.S. in Accounting and a minor in Business Administration.  He also holds a M.B.A. from Webster University.

Mr. Berce has been the Senior Vice President & President and CEO, GM Financial since October 2010, when the company was purchased by General Motors.  Previously, he served in several executive positions at AmeriCredit Corp., including 5 years as President and CEO.  Daniel is a Certified Public Accountant and spent 14 years as an auditor as a partner at Coopers and Lybrand.

Daniel is a member of the St. John Francis Regis Society. He is also a former trustee for the W. I. Cook Foundation, Catholic Charities and the Cook Children’s Medical Center.

Chauncey Billups

Chauncey Billups

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Chauncey Billups was elected to serve on the Regis University Board of Trustees in 2018.  

He retired from the National Basketball Association in 2014 after 17 seasons. Since retiring from the NBA, Chauncey has worked as a basketball analyst for ESPN, is a co-owner of Panorama Wellness & Sports Institute, serves on the board of directors for USA Basketball, and as team captain of the Killer 3’s in the Big 3 professional Basketball League. Chauncey is very active in the Denver Community, serving as Chairman of the Chauncey Billups Elite Basketball Academy, serves on the board of directors for the Metropolitan Football Stadium District, and as a member of the Denver Olympic Exploratory Committee. 

In 2006, Mr. Billups joined forces with legendary Regis University men’s basketball coach Lonnie Porter to form the Porter-Billups Leadership Academy (PBLA). Mr. Billups is an integral part of PBLA, and his wife, Piper, also serves on the advisory board. The Billups’ are also members of the St. John Francis Regis Society. 

Rev. Jason E. Brauninger, S.J.

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Rev. Jason Brauninger, S.J. was elected to serve on the Regis University Board of Trustees in 2015.

Rev. Brauninger is the Parochial Vicar at Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church in New Orleans, LA. Prior to his current duties, he worked as an emergency room nurse, a firefighter, and was deacon at St. Peter Parish in Cambridge, MA. Rev. Brauninger earned a bachelor’s degree in fire science from Eastern Kentucky University. He entered the Jesuits in 2005 and earned a BSN from St. Louis University during his formation. He was missioned to Denver and worked at St. Anthony’s Hospital while also teaching clinical nursing to Regis University students. He then went on to earn a Master of Divinity degree and a master’s degree in theology at Boston College while continuing to work part time for Tufts Medical Center’s emergency department. Rev. Brauninger also leads medical mission trips to Nepal and Haiti.

Dick Campbell

Dick Campbell was elected to the Regis University Board of Trustees in 2014. This is the third time he has served on the Board; previously serving in the 1980’s and again in the 1990’s.

He is the Managing Partner of Campbell Killen Brittan & Ray, LLC, which he founded in 1995.  Campbell taught History and English, worked as a special agent for the FBI, and practiced law for several years before starting his own firm.

A 1957 graduate of Regis University, Mr. Campbell earned a B.A. in History and received his J.D. from University of Denver in 1963. He is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Catholic Lawyers Guild, is an Ignatian Society honoree, received an Honorary Degree from Regis University in 1995, and the Alumni Sustained Outstanding Service Award in 2004. Mr. Campbell currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Police Activities League, Commerce Bank, Project C.U.R.E., and the Smithsonian Institution. 




Rev. Timothy Clancy, S.J.

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Rev. Tim Clancy was elected to serve on the Regis University Board of Trustees in 2017.  

Rev. Clancy is Honors Director at Gonzaga University and an Associate Professor of Philosophy. He teaches Philosophy of Religion and Philosophy of Technology with a focus on relationships, identity formation, and religious belief and practice in the virtual age. Rev. Clancy holds a B.S. from Gonzaga, an M.A. and Ph.D. from Loyola University Chicago, and a M.Div. and S.T.L. from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley. He serves on the Gonzaga Board of Trustees and is a Pastor at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Parish.  





Peter Dolan

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Peter Dolan was elected to serve on the Regis University Board of Trustees in 2010.  

Mr. Dolan is a founding partner of Plaza Financial Advisory Group, a wealth management firm in St. Louis, MO.  Plaza is an independent wealth management firm providing customized financial strategy, retirement and investment management services to accomplished families from across the United States. He has served as President of the International Association of Financial Planning and is the author of “The Integrated Investor: The Art and Science of Financial Achievement."

Mr. Dolan is the parent of a Regis University graduate and a President’s Circle member. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Santa Clara University in 1980. 







Bob Engel

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Bob Engel was elected to the Regis University Board of Trustees in 2007 and became the Chairman in November, 2016.

In 2017, Mr. Engel retired as the CEO of CoBank and started BLT Advisory Services, LLC, a financial advisory services firm. Prior to joining CoBank in 2000, he was the Chief Banking Officer at HSBC Bank in New York. 

Mr. Engel earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting, magna cum laude, from Niagara University, where he also received an honorary doctorate in 2006. He is a member of the St. John Francis Regis Society at Regis University. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees at Niagara University and is a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

Charles "Charlie" Gallagher

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Charles “Charlie” Gallagher was elected to serve on the Regis University Board of Trustees in 2006. This is the fourth time he has served on the Board.

He is the Chairman and CEO of Gallagher Industries in Denver, a private equity firm that he formed in 1997. Prior to this venture he spent 20 years with Owens Corning and was the Chairman and CEO of AIMCOR from 1986 to 1997. 

A 2011 Colorado Business Hall of Fame Inductee, he has a B.S. in Economics from Xavier University, and is an active philanthropist in the Denver community. Mr. Gallagher’s non-profit board service includes Xavier University, Denver Art Museum, and the Boy Scouts of America. In 2004, Mr. Gallagher was awarded an honorary Regis University degree, he is a member of the St. John Francis Regis Society, and previously served as a Regent of Regis University.

Matthew "Matt" Gambs

Matthew “Matt” Gambs was elected to serve on the Regis University Board of Trustees in 2013. 

He is the Senior Vice President at Wintrust Financial in Chicago. Previously he was the CEO of Diamond Bank (which was bought by Wintrust), the President and CEO of BBT Bancorp and the Vice President of Alpine Banks of Colorado. In addition, he served in the Marine Corps and the Marine Corps reserves.  

Mr. Gambs earned a B.S. in Economics and Political Science from Regis University in 1993 and he is a President’s Circle member. During his studies at Regis University, he served as student body president and has served as an alumnus on his Reunion Committee, the speaker series, and the Chicago area club committee. 

Jamie Gronowski

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Jamie Gronowski was elected to the Regis University Board of Trustees in 2018.

He is a veteran in the sales and marketing industry with more than 40 years of experience. He climbed the ranks to become the CEO of two firms before retiring in 2012, and is currently the CEO of Gronowski Advisory Services, where he privately consults in the health and wellness space with small companies.

Mr. Gronowski is a member of the St. John Francis Regis Society, and he and his wife, Ann Gronowski, support the Gronowski Innovation Incubator Lab, located at the Regis University Anderson College of Business. He is an active philanthropist, and also serves on several food marketing industry boards, as well as some private equity firms. 

Margaret M. Rueckert Hartman

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Margaret Rueckert Hartman was elected to serve on the Regis University Board of Trustees in 2011. This is the second time she has served on the Board.

Ms. Hartman earned a B.S.N. from Loretto Heights College in 1967. She has been a nurse, homemaker, volunteer, and philanthropist. She and her husband, Doyle Hartman, own the Doyle Hartman Oil Development company in Midland, TX. At Regis University, Ms. Hartman serves on the Spirit of Loretto Committee and was awarded the LHC Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2007. The Hartmans are members of the St. John Francis Regis Society and the Rueckert-Hartman School of Health Care Professionals is named in their honor.

Ms. Hartman has also served with organizations such as Meals on Wheels, Cerebral Palsy Center, and the St. Ann’s School Board.

Lisa C. Haselden

Lisa Haselden was elected to serve on the Regis University Board of Trustees in 2017. 

She graduated from Regis University in 1989 with a degree in Business Administration, and is an active volunteer in the community. Previously she worked as a teacher at St. Mary’s Academy in Englewood. Ms. Haselden is a President’s Circle member at Regis University and has volunteered on her class reunion committee and the Denver Area Club committee.  





Rev. Stephen Katsouros, S.J.

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Rev. Stephen Katsouros, S.J. was elected to serve on the Regis University Board of Trustees in 2012. This is the second time he has served on the Board.

Rev. Katsouros is the Dean and Executive Director of Arrupe College at Loyola University Chicago. Previously, he was the Associate Dean in the School of Education at the University of San Francisco, President of Loyola School in New York, and Director of Development at St. Peter’s Preparatory School. He authored the book, "Come to Believe: How the Jesuits Are Reinventing Education (Again)." He was ordained in 1998.



Lawrence “Larry” Luchini

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Lawrence “Larry” Luchini was elected to serve on the Regis University Board of Trustees in 2013. He previously served on the Board from 1999-2009.

He is a retired financial analyst and former partner and portfolio manager of ITS Investments LLC, Denver Investment Advisors, and National City Corporation. He also served as Director of Resources for the Future Inc., in Washington, D.C. He served on the  Archdiocesan Finance Council for the Archdiocese of Denver and as an Affiliate Faculty member of Regis University. 

He is the parent of three Regis graduates, a St. John Francis Regis Society Member and an Ignatian Society honoree. He has served as a Regis Regent and was on the former New Ventures Board of Directors at Regis University.  

James “Jim” Lyons, Esq.

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James “Jim” Lyons, Esq. served on the Regis University Board of Trustees from 1999-2009 and was elected to the Board again in 2012.
   
Mr. Lyons is a published author, an attorney, and a partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie in Denver. He earned his B.A. from College of the Holy Cross, and his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law. He worked in Ireland and the United ‎Kingdom as Special Advisor to the President, as Secretary of State ‎for Economic Initiatives in Northern Ireland and the border countries ‎of the Republic of Ireland. He is the co-author of "A Call for Additional Federal Judges," the author of "Peace Meets the Streets: On the Ground in Northern Ireland," and the author of "The Gold Standard, How Jim Lyons Helped Bring Peace to Ireland."  

An Ignatian Society honoree at Regis University, Mr. Lyons supports many local philanthropic causes in addition to Regis.

Mary Pat McCormick

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Mary Pat McCormick was elected to serve on the Regis University Board of Trustees in 2007.  

She has been actively involved with the Mount Saint Vincent Home for many years and was one of the founders of the Mount Saint Vincent Guild, and has also served as a Trustee for the Denver Zoological Society, Arrupe Jesuit High School, and for the Third Way Center, an organization for at-risk teens in Denver. In November 2012, Ms. McCormick was awarded the Hildegard Messenbaugh Award for her service to the Third Way Center. Shet earned her bachelor’s degree from Creighton University.

Ms. McCormick’s husband, Richard, is a former Trustee of Regis University and the McCormicks are members of the St. John Francis Regis Society.  

The Rev. Gregory O’Meara, S.J.

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Rev. Greg O’Meara was elected to serve on the Regis University Board of Trustees in 2017.  

Since 2013, Rev. O’Meara has held the position of Professor in the Creighton School of Law and is Rector of the Jesuit Community at Creighton. Prior to joining Creighton, he taught at Marquette Law School following is ordination in 2002. There, he was awarded the James D. Ghiardi Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence on three occasions. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a graduate law degree from New York University. He also studied theology at the Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, MA. His legal experience includes working for seven years as an Assistant District Attorney in Milwaukee County.  Currently he also serves on the Creighton Board of Trustees.


Rev. William Oulvey, S.J.

Rev. William “Bill” Oulvey, S.J. was elected to serve on the Regis University Board of Trustees in 2016.

Rev. Oulvey entered the Jesuits in 1974 and was ordained in 1985. He taught chemistry for ten years and his assignments have included DeSmet High School in St. Louis; Belize, Central America; Vocation Directory for the Missouri Province, and serving at the Jesuit world headquarters in Rome. Rev. Oulvey is currently the Rector of the Jesuit Community at Regis University. Previously, he served as Rector at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, where he also worked in the Mission Office.



Mary K. Pacifico-Valley

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Mary K. Pacifico-Valley was elected to the Regis University Board of Trustees in 2009.

Ms. Pacifico-Valley is the owner and president of Denver-based Rickenbaugh Automotive Group. She began her career at Rickenbaugh when she was nineteen and worked her way up the ranks to her present position. She is one of the few women in the country heading a car dealership, and was a finalist for the Denver Business Journal Outstanding Women in Business award in 2013. She earned a B.S. in Business Administration as well as a M.B.A. from Regis University.  

Ms. Pacifico-Valley is a member of the St. John Francis Regis Society at Regis University.  She also gives her time and leadership to the General Motors Women’s Retail Initiative and the Mount Saint Vincent Home for abused and neglected children.


George Reid

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George Reid was elected to serve on the Regis University Board of Trustees in 2009.

He retired in 1999 as the Senior Analyst/VP at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co, an investment research firm. Prior to Sanford C. Bernstein & Co, he taught Philosophy at Rockhurst College (1968-70) and held several programming jobs related to stock market forecasting.

In 1962, Mr. Reid earned his B.S. in Mathematics and Philosophy, magna cum laude, at Regis University. He is also a graduate of Regis Jesuit High School, and has two graduate degrees from St. Louis University. Mr. Reid is a member of the St. John Francis Regis Society and the Ignatian Society.


Hon. A. William “Bill” Ritter, Jr.

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Hon. A. William “Bill” Ritter was elected to serve on the Regis University Board of Trustees in 2018.  

Mr. Ritter was the 41st Governor of the State of Colorado, serving from 2007-2011. He is currently the Director of the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University. He has previously served as Denver’s District Attorney, and operated a Catholic food distribution and nutrition center in Zambia, Africa.

The former governor graduated in 1978 with his B.A. from Colorado State University with a degree in Political Science, and he earned his J.D. from University of Colorado at Boulder in 1981. He is on the board of the directors of the Energy Foundation, and is a senior fellow and member of the board of directors of the Advanced Energy Economy Institute. He served on the Denver Foundation's Human Services Committee, the Mile High United Way Board, and the Denver Public Schools' Commission on Secondary School Reform. Mr. Ritter also authored the book, "Powering Forward: What Everyone Should Know About America’s Energy" in March 2016.

Dr. Jo Ann Rooney

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Jo Ann Rooney was elected to serve on the Regis University Board of Trustees in 2017.

Dr. Rooney is the first lay president of Loyola University Chicago. She holds a B.S. and a Master of Laws in taxation from Boston University, a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, and a Doctor of Education from the University of Pennsylvania. Her diverse background includes various positions in higher education, law, business, health care and public service. Dr. Rooney held the position of president at both Spalding University and Mount Ida College. She served in the Obama administration as secretary of defense for personnel and readiness in the U.S. Department of Defense and in 2012, she was awarded the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service. In 2006, Dr. Rooney was named “Most Admired Woman in Education” by Today’s Woman magazine.

Dr. Rooney is a member of the President’s Circle at Regis University. In addition, she currently serves on the Archdiocese of Chicago School Board. Previously she served on a variety of other Boards including the Catholic Education Foundation and as vice chair of Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s HealthCare.

Derek Scarth

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Derek Scarth was elected to serve on the Regis University Board of Trustees in 2013. 
  
He is Managing Partner at Ratio Wealth Group, a wealth management concierge company in Denver. Previously, Derek was a Portfolio Manager and Managing Director of Inspire Capital Parners and a Partner at Denver Investments LLC. Mr. Scarth was also the Investor Relations Manager for Newmont Mining Corp, and an analyst at Berger Financial. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Regis University in 1995, where he played on the men’s soccer team and was involved with student government.  

He is an Ignatian Society honoree and a member of the Regis University Athletic Hall of Fame. Mr. Scarth serves his community through local non-profit organizations and coaching youth soccer and basketball. He also serves on the board of Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club.

Martin Schmitz

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Marty Schmitz was elected to the Regis University Board of Trustees in 2014. This is the second time he has served on the Board.

Marty Schmitz was the Chairman of the Board of Citywide Banks, until it’s sale in 2017. Citywide Banks was co-founded in 1963 by Marty’s late father, Vince, and was listed as a top 20 corporate philanthropist in metro Denver for its support of Colorado-based charities. Prior to joining Citywide, Marty Schmitz had 18 years of experience as a Vice president with Frederick Ross Co., a commercial real estate group. Marty earned a B.S. in Accounting from Regis University in 1979.

Marty is a member of the St. John Francis Regis society and an Ignatian Society honoree. He also serves on the Board for the Schmitz Family Foundation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver.

Rev. John Staudenmaier, S.J.

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Rev. John Staudenmaier, S.J. was elected to serve on the Regis University Board of Trustees in 2013. He also previously served on the Board from 1992-2001. 

Rev. John has been the Assistant to the President for Mission and Identity at the University of Detroit Mercy since 2005, and has worked at the University of Detroit Mercy for 35 years. He also lectures and offers workshops in the U.S. and overseas, consults with museums about their exhibits, and with television producers about historical programs. Rev. Staudenmaier has a Ph.D. in History of Technology from the University of Pennsylvania, and a M.A. and B.A. in Philosophy from St. Louis University. 

Cody Teets

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Cody Teets was elected to the Regis University Board of Trustees in 2013.

Ms. Teets is a C-Suite Strategic Operations Executive and author. She began her 30+ year career at McDonalds where she worked her way up to the executive level. She has served as the Vice President Franchise Relations, Vice President and General Manager, and Vice President of Operations – Northwest Region. In 2012, Ms. Teets released the Book "Golden Opportunity – Remarkable Careers that Began at McDonalds." All proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald Charities. She earned her B.S. in Marketing and Accounting from CU Boulder and her M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from Regis University.

Ms. Teets is a member of the Regis University President’s Circle, and has served on the Board of Dress for Success Denver.  

Barth Whitham

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Barth Whitham was elected to serve on the Regis University Board of Trustees in 2012.

Mr. Whitham is the President, CEO and Director of Enduring Resources. He was the co-founding officer of Westport Resources Corporation and President and COO, and serves on the Board of Directors for Ensign Energy Services and Intrepid Mining Incorporated. He earned a B.S. in Engineering and a M.S. in Economics from Colorado School of Mines.

Mr. Whitham is a member of the St. John Francis Regis Society. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation and on the Board of Directors for Children’s Hospital Colorado. He is the immediate Past Chairman for the St. Joseph Hospital Foundation (SCL Health), is on the Technology Transfer Advisory Board for the Colorado School of Mines, and was formerly on the Board of the Colorado School of Mines Foundation.  

Life Trustees

Jack Box

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Since 2013 Mr. Box has been the Regional Chairman for Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, one of the world’s leading commercial real estate advisory firms. Previously he served as President and CEO of Ross Investment Ventures, which merged with Newmark in 2010, and was also one of the founders of the ONCOR International commercial real estate network. 

Mr. Box is a member of the St. John Francis Regis society and a Regis University Ignatian Society honoree. His community involvement includes prior service on the boards for the National Crime Prevention Council, the St. Joseph Hospital Foundation, Exempla Healthcare and the Denver Archdiocesan Finance Council. Mr. Box also played a vital role in bringing Pope John Paul II to Denver and Regis University in 1993.

Rev. James “Jim” Carter, S.J.

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Rev. Carter is President Emeritus of Loyola University New Orleans, following his service as the longest tenured president of Loyola University, serving over 21 years. His career at Loyola spans more than 45 years and he is a recognized theologian, scientist and civic leader.  Rev. Carter earned his Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America, a master’s degree from Fordham University, a S.T.L. from Woodstock College and a bachelor’s degree in physics from Spring Hill College. He has published many articles in the fields of nuclear physics and theology; he has also received numerous honors and awards including the Torch of Liberty Award from the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai Brith and an honorary doctorate from Loyola University New Orleans. Rev. Carter continues his work as a civic activist and teaches courses on science and religion at Loyola.

Edwin “Ed” Feulner Jr., Ph.D.

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Ed Feulner, Jr., Ph.D. is the founder and former President (1977-2013) of the Heritage Foundation. In 2013, he became the Founder and Chairman of the Asian Studies Center at the Heritage Foundation. He is a partner at Feulner & Associates and has authored nine books, contributed to numerous books and journals, and is a writer for The Washington Times. In 2016, he was named to Donald Trump’s transition team as his principal domestic policy advisor.  Mr. Fuelner earned his B.A. in Business Administration from Regis College in 1963 and a M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business in 1964. He later attended Georgetown University and the London School of Economics, and then earned a doctorate degree at the University of Edinburgh in 1981. In addition to his academic accomplishments, he is the recipient of 11 honorary degrees.

He is a member of the St. John Francis Regis Society and an Ignatian Society honoree. He received the Alumni Achievement award in 1985 and chaired the inauguration of former president Rev. Mike Sheeran in 1993.



Bill Fortune

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Bill Fortune is a Lifetime Trustee and served as Board Chair and Co-Chair with his late wife, Kathy, of the Writing the Next Chapter Campaign.

He is currently the Managing Partner of Fortune Enterprises. Previously he was the president and Chair of the Board of Goldenbanks of Colorado. Mr. Fortune earned a B.S. in Business Administration and Management from Regis University and his J.D. from the University of Denver Law School.

Mr. Fortune is a member of the St. John Francis Regis society and Regis University Ignatian Society honoree. The Kathy Fortune Plaza is named in honor of his late wife. He was a founding member and Co-Chair of the Board for the Seeds of Hope Trust. Mr. Fortune has also served on the boards of St. Joseph Hospital Foundation, Arrupe Corporate Work Study Program, and Father Woody’s Haven of Hope.



Most Rev. Richard Hanifen, D.D.

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The Most Reverend Richard Hanifen is the Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Colorado Springs. He was appointed the first Bishop of Colorado Springs in 1983 and retired in 2003. In March 2009 the Hanifen Center, a self-sufficiency project, was opened in Colorado Springs and was named in honor of Bishop Hanifen. He was instrumental in guiding this program and bringing together congregations of all faiths to participate. Bishop Hanifen earned a B.S. in Accounting from Regis University. He studied for the priesthood at St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Denver and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Sacred Theology from Catholic University, and a master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling from Catholic University. He also studied Canon Law in Rome at the University of the Lateran where he received his Juris Canonici Licentia (J.C.L.) degree.  
 
From Regis University, Bishop Hanifen received an Honorary Degree in Humanities, the Civis Princeps Award, and the Alumni Service Award.



Richard “Dick” Kelly

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Dick Kelly is a Life Trustee of Regis University and former Board of Trustees’ Chair.

Mr. Kelly retired as the CEO of Xcel Energy in August 2011. He began in the auditing department and rose to become the youngest person promoted to an executive level. Dick has served on the boards of Pacific Gas and Electric, Edison Electric Institute, Science Museum of Minnesota, Capital City Partnership, Electric Power Research Institute and the Nuclear Energy Institute. He is a Regis University graduate, where he earned a B.S. in Accounting and a M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting.  

Mr. Kelly is a member of the St. John Francis Regis Society at Regis. He serves on the board for Can Do MS and was honored with the MS Society Spirit Award in 2014. He was formerly a board member on the Xcel Energy Foundation and a Director of the Dick and Robin Kelly Foundation. 


Marcus “Marc” Palkowitsh

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Marc Palkowitsh is a Life Trustee of Regis University.

Mr. Palkowitsh is the owner and CEO of MSP Investments, a real estate development company which he founded in 1972. He graduated from Regis College in 1968, with a B.S. in Economics and Business Administration. He has been an active volunteer at Regis University, is a member of the St. John Francis Regis Society and a supporter of the St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Frederick, CO.

Victor “Vic” Perrella

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Victor Perrella is a Lifetime Trustee and previously served as Chair of the Investment Oversight Committee.

He is a retired Sr. Vice President and Investment Consultant at UBS PaineWebber, and earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Regis University. Mr. Perella is a member of the St. John Francis Regis society at Regis University. He is also a longtime volunteer with a San Quentin prison ministry, Kairos.  


Richard “Dick” Robinson

Dick Robinson is a fourth generation Denver native and part of the Robinson Dairy Family. Robinson Dairy was founded by his great-grandfather in 1885. Mr. Robinson earned his undergraduate degree at Colorado State University and served as a Second Lieutenant in the U. S. Army in Korea, where he was decorated with the Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart.  When he returned from duty, he joined the family business. Mr. Robinson and his brother Eddie sold Robinson Dairy to Suiza Foods in 1999 and Suiza then merged with Dean Foods shortly after.  

Mr. Robinson is the parent of two Regis University graduates. He has also served on the Boards of several civic and community organizations including the Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, CSU Board of Governors, Mountain States Employers Council, and the Denver Area Council for Boy Scouts of America. He currently serves on the AG Industry Leadership Council at CSU.



Luisa Staerkel

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Luisa Staerkel is a Life Trustee and served on the Campaign Cabinet for the Writing the Next Chapter Campaign.

Ms. Staerkel began her real estate career in 1985, and is currently the Managing Broker at The Kentwood Company, specializing in some of the most exclusive areas of Denver.  Previously she was a principal of The Devonshire Group from 1989 until the sale of the company in 1994. Ms. Staerkel earned her undergraduate degree from Regis University in 1975 and a Masters degree from the University of Colorado in 1980.  

She is a member of the St. John Francis Regis Society and was awarded the Alumni Service Award in 2010. Ms. Staerkel is active with several local community groups including ArtReach, Freedom Service Dogs, Regis Jesuit High School, and Women’s Foundation of Colorado.


Vice Admiral Richard Truly, USN, Retired

Richard Truly is a retired Naval Vice Admiral, a former fighter pilot, former astronaut, and the Administrator of NASA from 1989 to 1992.

As an astronaut, he piloted the Columbia, and in 1986 led the investigation of the Challenger accident. After his departure from NASA, he led the Georgia Tech Research Institute and then the National Renewable Energy Lab.  Vice Admiral Truly earned a B. S. in Aeronautical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. In 2016 Vice Admiral Truly was the recipient of the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award. He has also been awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal among many other distinguished awards and military decorations. He has served on the Defense Policy Board, the Army Science Board, and the Board of Visitors to the U.S. Naval Academy.

Vice Admiral Truly is a member of the St. John Francis Regis Society at Regis University and received the Civis Princeps Award in 2000. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees at Colorado School of Mines, where he is Vice Chairman, and the University Corporation for Atmosphere Research (UCAR).