Don SwartzDonald E. Swartz of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., is a semi-retired entrepreneur and real-estate investor. Mr. Swartz has had a strong relationship with the College dating back to the mid-1980s, at which time he was convinced of the need to promote its unique academic program. With that goal in mind, he encouraged the College to start its Summer Great Books Seminars — now running well into their third successful decade.

“I really love the mission of the College and that the College has been so dedicated and rigorous about maintaining it,” he says. “Thomas Aquinas College is very strong and very stable, and I’m happy to be part of it.