Board of Trustees

Saint Mary’s College of California's Board of Trustees is the College's governing body whose fiduciary duties and responsibilities are determined by the College's bylaws and other governing documents.

Saint Mary’s College Board of Trustees:  Front Row (left to right) Brother Bernard LoCoco, FSC, Elizabeth Phelan, Kevin Nagle, Brother Donald Johanson, FSC, President James Donahue, and Laura Garcia. Second Row (left to right) Charles Moore, Song Woo, Sharon Muir, Shirley Gee, Dennis Meiss, Kevin Flynn, and John Arnaudon. Third Row (left to right) Brother Gustavo Ramirez, FSC, Brother Michael O’Hern, FSC, Eric Flowers, Karl Beutner, Margaret French Isaac, Joseph Motta, Timothy McCaffery, Brother Charles Hilken, FSC, and Brother James Gaffney, FSC.

The Board (shown above) includes current and new members: Front Row (left to right) Brother Bernard LoCoco, FSC, Elizabeth Phelan, Kevin Nagle, Brother Donald Johanson, FSC, President James Donahue, and Laura Garcia. Second Row (left to right)  Charles Moore, Song Woo, Sharon Muir, Shirley Gee, Dennis Meiss, Kevin Flynn, and John Arnaudon. Third Row (left to right) Brother Gustavo Ramirez, FSC, Brother Michael O’Hern, FSC, Eric Flowers, Karl Beutner, Margaret French Isaac, Joseph Motta, Timothy McCaffery, Brother Charles Hilken, FSC, and Brother James Gaffney, FSC.

The group's responsibilities include advocating for the College locally, nationally, and internationally; exercising appropriate oversight of the academic quality and fiscal health of the College; approving the annual budget; evaluating and advising the President of the College; and providing financial support, as well as leadership in fundraising, to sustain the College's mission and progress.

The Board is a self-perpetuating body whose maximum number shall be 32, of which not less than 6 nor more than 10 shall be professed religious of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. Members by right are the Brother Visitor and the President of the College. The Board ordinarily meets annually three times on campus and once for an off-site retreat.