Board of Regents

The Board of Regents is a non-fiduciary board, established by the Board of Trustees, with a special emphasis on stewardship and development of the institution's financial and physical resources, the academic enterprise and the university's standing in the community. The Board of Regents can have as many members as required to effectively fulfill its goals. Each member is asked to commit to serving a single three-year term. After serving a term and if the member wishes, he/she can serve a second term. The Board of Regents will meet twice a year.

Fulfilling the university's core mission to Impact Culture for Christ and its academic purposes depends integrally on securing the resources required. The Board of Regents is concerned with the university's immediate needs and should help assure a continual flow of fresh insights and experience into the university. The Board of Regents will maintain its own standing committees in the areas of stewardship, community relations, and academic excellence and relevance. The Board of Regents has a shared commitment with the Board of Trustees to integrate their complementary efforts, and to create a more focused forum to address matters of strategy and policy. The Board of Regents and the Board of Trustees will interact regularly to take advantage of one another's complementary strengths. Committees will meet as frequently as needed. The Board of Regents Chair and committee heads will be invited to attend Board of Trustee meetings. Members include:


  • Chair - Vacant


Brian Douglas is co-founder and president of digital OutPost (dOP). dOP, which was founded in 1996, has a reputation for excellence in video production, post-production and video compression services. digital OutPost is now the largest video production company in San Diego and with breakthrough technology and with the unshakable belief that through better technology and better communication, better business is possible. Brian has a BA in Broadcast Communications from California State University-Chico. He is a past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus.

Deacon Keith Esshaki is the founder and CEO of GTC Systems Inc., a global information technology services firm. He has been a semi-finalist, four times, for the Ernest & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award and a finalist for the 'Most Admired CEO Award by the San Diego Business Journal. He serves as Chair of the Business Advisory Board at JPCatholic. He and his wife Amy are active with St Peter's Chaldean Catholic church in El Cajon, CA. His three children Miriam, Mary and Simon have all graduated JP Catholic.

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Matthew Pinto is the founder and president of Ascension Press, a leading Catholic publisher, and has been at the forefront of multiple Catholic initiatives for the past 20 years, including the Theology of the Body Institute, Envoy Magazine, Catholic, and The Maximus Group, a full-service Catholic marketing and public relations agency. Prior to his work for the Church, Matt founded and ran, Pinto Communications, a boutique advertising and marketing company based in Philadelphia. Matt has authored or co-authored more than a dozen books and Catholic educational resources, including The Amazing Grace Series, a Catholic Chicken Soup for the Soul series, and A Guide to The Passion: 100 Questions About 'The Passion of the Christ, which went on to sell more than one million copies in just fourteen weeks. His bestselling books for Catholic teenagers include Did Adam & Eve Have Belly Buttons? and Did Jesus Have a Last Name?. A native of Philadelphia, Matt and his wife Maryanne and their six children live in Pennsylvania.

Lawrence E. Schauf retired Executive VP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Jack in the Box, which he joined in 1996. He served previously as the chief legal officer, senior VP and secretary for Wendy's. He began his career in private practice before serving as assistant U.S. attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice from 1974 until 1977. He joined Pizza Hut as assistant general counsel in 1977 and in 1981 was named VP of government relations. In 1984, Schauf co-founded the Popingo Video franchise chain, where he also served as general counsel and senior VP of franchising. He joined Wendy's in 1987 after serving as a special franchise consultant to Pizza Hut. He is a member of numerous professional organizations and serves on the board of directors of the International Franchise Association. In addition, he has served as president and board member of the National Council of Chain Restaurants and is a member of the American Corporate Counsel Association and the American Society of Corporate Secretaries. Schauf is a member of the American Bar Association and several state bar associations. He received a B.A. degree from Wichita State University in 1968 and a J.D. degree from Washburn University Law School in 1971.

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Gen. John Wakelin is a Brigadier General (retired) and is the Deputy Program Manager of ARMY Research Laboratory at SAIC. John joined SAIC in 1989, after completing 30 years of active U.S. Army service retiring at the rank of Brigadier General. His last military assignment was serving as the Joint Staff Deputy J-6 (communications) for the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS). He commanded tactical communications-electronic units through Airborne Signal Brigade (Fort Bragg NC). Level of experience ranges from engineering and employment of most tactical communication capabilities, digital telephone systems and satellite communication systems. Managed large programs and Program Managers in the military and for SAIC.

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