The University has added two members to its Board of Trustees, both of whom were elected to three-year terms.
James S. Brown, LAW ’72, is a partner at the law firm Wilson Elser, where he has focused on defense from medical malpractice claims for more than 30 years. A fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, he serves as chairman of Wilson Elser’s senior trial group, which reviews all high-exposure cases on which the firm is retained and also oversees trial skills training programs for the firm’s associates. In his role, Brown represents many of the major New York metropolitan hospitals and their affiliated physicians and staff members at trial. He began his career as an assistant district attorney in Manhattan and then practiced at a New York medical malpractice law firm before joining Wilson Elser in 1994.
Thomas J. Regan, S.J., GSAS ’82, ’84, is an associate professor of philosophy, academic dean at St. Joseph College Seminary, and director of the Jesuit First Studies master’s program at Loyola University in Chicago. He was a visiting associate professor of philosophy at Fordham from 2010-2011. Father Regan began his academic career at Fairfield University, as an instructor of philosophy in 1980. He served as associate professor and chair of its philosophy department in the 1990s, and was associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 2000 to 2002. His teaching work at Fairfield earned him one of the five “Most Influential Educator” awards from 1990-1995. An active member of the Jesuit community, Father Regan served as Provincial for the Society of Jesus of New England from 2003 to 2009.