Dr. Ronald P. McArthur: Essays & Videos



Alumnus Phil Halpin (’97) has uploaded two vintage videos of Thomas Aquinas College’s late founding president, Dr. Ronald P. McArthur. The first, taken in 1996, features Dr. McArthur talking to the students about his love for the College:


The second video comes from the next evening, at the 25th Anniversary Founders’ dinner. Dr. McArthur, Dr. Dillon, Mr. Berquist, Dr. Neumayr, Mr. DeLuca, and others speak about the founding of the College:


Meanwhile, in 2011 the College’s alumni hosted this panel discussion of the College’s founders on the occasion of its 40th anniversary:


Finally, in 2012 Dr. McArthur presented the following talk to the College’s students:


May the souls of Dr. McArthur and all the faithfully departed rest in peace.

Posted: October 31, 2013

Christopher Sebastian (’13)

“In our classroom discussions, we are not only given free rein to speak, but free rein to think. No question is off the table. Anything that can bring a more full understanding of the truth is welcomed and encouraged.”

– Christopher Sebastian (’13)

Livonia, Mich.

“I was moved and edified by your remarkable fidelity to St. Thomas Aquinas. Your academic program proposes an original way of training men and women capable of reading, thinking and interpreting tradition correctly.”

– Marc Cardinal Ouellet

Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops