Tim Lewis knew it from the moment he first stepped on campus.
“I knew that this was the place where I belonged,” he said.
Given the North Lake Tahoe, California, native’s talents on the baseball field as well as in the classroom, Lewis had several options when it came to college. But Regis offered more than a great baseball program and strong academics. It came down to the people, he said.
“I just remember thinking these are the people I want to share myself with,” he said talking about the professors, student-athletes and others he met during that recruiting trip. “What we have here at Regis is very special. That just doesn’t happen – that you get to be on the same page as all of these other people in terms of values.”
Growing up in his family’s small business – Historic Old Brockway, a nine-hole golf course – Lewis knew he wanted to study business, and Regis offered an edge. He didn’t simply take a business ethics course; every course integrated ethical questions and the Jesuit values, which call students to think critically and consider the common good. No different from his approach to baseball, he wanted to win, but to do it the right way.
“We were challenged to always think about how our decisions affect people’s lives,” he said.
In 2013, Lewis earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with emphases in marketing and finance with a minor in political economy. He picked up a slew of accolades along the way, including academic honors from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and Colorado Sports Information Directors Association, as well as being selected as a Rhodes Scholar candidate.
At Regis, he made valuable connections with the business community that ultimately helped him launch his career. Today, he is a financial advisor with Gerlach Way Scarth & Associates, a Denver-based estate planning firm.
Looking back, Lewis said he took away far more than a degree from his Regis experience.
“It goes with you. You continue to carry the values, whether it’s consciously or not, and it doesn’t matter what job you have,” he said. “Regis is instilled in us for life.”
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