There are four men whose contributions were essential to the founding of Thomas Aquinas College and whose service to the cause of Catholic liberal education has been invaluable. They are:

At Thomas Aquinas College, the Board of Governors must select the College’s president from among the members of the teaching faculty. The College’s founders chose this arrangement, which is singular among American colleges and universities, so as to ensure the integrity of the College’s vision as an authentically Catholic institution committed to the highest academic standards.

Over the course of its history, the College has been served by four presidents — two of them founders — who have carried on this mission. They are:

 

The Founders

Founders of Thomas Aquinas College: Dr. Ronald P. McArthur, Dr. Marcus A. Berquist, Mr. Peter L. DeLuca, and Dr. John W. Neumayr

Caroline Johnson, M.D. (’97)

“The diverse and in-depth education I received at Thomas Aquinas College was extremely valuable, first and foremost, for my soul; but it also proved to be more beneficial for my vocation as a physician than all the ‘hard sciences’ combined, perfectly blending the practical with the philosophical, and allowing me to see Christ in all whom I treat.”

– Caroline Johnson, M.D. (’97)

Internal Medicine Hospitalist