It was in visiting the Thomas Aquinas College campus in 2003 to attend a memorial Mass that Lloyd Noble first became acquainted the school. That Mass was offered for his half-uncle, Richard Noble, who had served on the College’s Board of Governors from 1977 until his death in late 2002 and left his entire estate to the College. Lloyd has been a loyal and generous friend ever since that first meeting, routinely returning to the campus for Commencement and other major events such as the dedication of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel.
Mr. Noble majored in business at the University of Oklahoma and has spent his career investing in oil and gas ventures and marketable securities. He has also served as a director and officer of numerous privately held companies, and continues to do so today. Although raised an Episcopalian, Mr. Noble entered the Catholic Church in 2000, and is currently a member of Tulsa’s Christ the King Parish. He occasionally attends Mass at Our Lady of the Annunciation of Clear Creek Abbey in Hulbert, Okla., a Benedictine monastery that is home to 10 Thomas Aquinas College alumni.
In addition to his work in behalf of the College, Mr. Noble serves as a director for the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs. He has previously done work for the Oklahoma Air & Space Museum, Indian Nation Boy Scouts, the Salvation Army, the Philbrook Museum of Art, Culver Legion, and the Noble Foundation. In 2011 he was made a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre, and in 2019 a Knight in the American Association of the Order of Malta.