Dear Members of the Regis Community:
As you know, at the most recent meeting of the Board of Trustees, Fr. Phil Judge announced that in June 2015 he will be stepping down as President of Regis High School, fulfilling ten years of dedicated service in that role. Now, we begin the important work of identifying his successor. I am pleased to announce that the Board has formed a Presidential Search Committee to lead the process and make a final recommendation to the Board. The seven members of the Committee include:
Rev. Vincent Biagi, S.J.: Trustee. Provincial Assistant for Secondary & Pre-Secondary Education, New York Province of the Society of Jesus. Fr. Biagi represents the Jesuit Provincial on a number of school Boards. He has over thirty years of experience in various administrative roles at Xavier and Regis High Schools. Fr. Biagi spent 13 years at Regis, including as Principal from 1999 until 2006. He is a graduate of Xavier High School and Fordham University and holds graduate degrees from the Weston School of Theology and New York University.
Mr. John Andrew (Andy) Bugas P'06 '08: Trustee, Chair of the Development Committee. Partner at Radar Partners, an investment firm making direct investments in entrepreneurial ventures and investing in third-party asset managers across a variety of asset classes. Previously, Mr. Bugas spent two decades working in the investment banking industry, including at Bear, Stearns & Co. He is a graduate of Stanford University and the Darden School of the University of Virginia.
Mr. Thomas B. Burke '85: Trustee. Managing Director, XL Group plc, a global insurance and reinsurance company, and Head of Alternatives for XL Group Investments, which oversees the firm's portfolio management activities. Previously, Mr. Burke worked in the investment banking industry at Chase Securities, Inc. He is a graduate of Regis High School and Williams College and holds a graduate degree from New York University.
Rev. Christopher Devron, S.J.: Trustee. President, Fordham Preparatory School. President, Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory School from 2007-2013. Fr. Devron served as the founding Director of REACH (Recruiting Excellence in Academics for Catholic High Schools) at Regis High School from 2001-2007. He held various administrative and teaching roles throughout the 1990's. Fr. Devron is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and holds graduate degrees from Loyola University Chicago and the Weston Jesuit School of Theology. He has also pursued graduate studies at Xavier University (New Orleans) and Harvard Divinity School.
Peter Labbat '83: Trustee, Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Partner at Energy Capital Partners, an investment firm focusing on North American energy infrastructure. Previously, he spent over a decade in the investment banking industry at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Labbat became a member of the Regis Board of Trustees in 2005. He is a graduate of Regis High School, Georgetown University and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Margaret Minson, P'88: Trustee. President, Bishop Kearney High School. Executive Director of Student Sponsor Partners, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to offer at-risk New York City students the opportunity to attend non-public high schools, 2007-2014. Previously, Dr. Minson served as Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Marymount Manhattan College. She also acted as Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Director of Alumni Relations at St. Joseph's College. Dr. Minson is a graduate of St. Joseph's College, New York and holds graduate degrees from Fordham University and Brooklyn College.
Thierry Porte '75: Trustee, Chair of the Investment Committee. Managing Director at J.C. Flowers & Co., an investment firm specializing in financial institutions. Mr. Porte served as Chief Executive Officer of Shinsei Bank, 2005 to 2008. Previously, he spent over twenty years in the investment banking business at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Porte is a graduate of Regis High School, Harvard College and Harvard Business School.
The Presidential Search Committee will keep all stakeholders informed of its progress as the search program is implemented. The search for a new President provides an opportunity for all of us to reflect thoughtfully, creatively and prayerfully about the future of our school. We look forward to active engagement with the Regis community as we move forward with our efforts.