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Regis College

 235 Wellesley Street
 Weston, MA 02493
[P] (781) 768-7000
[F] (781) 768-7226
Miriam Finn Sherman
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EIN 04-2104451

LAST UPDATED: 12/18/2017
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Mission StatementMORE »

Regis College, through education in the arts, sciences, and professions empowers women and men to challenge themselves academically, to serve and to lead. A Catholic college, Regis is a diverse and welcoming community guided by the values of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston.

Mission Statement

Regis College, through education in the arts, sciences, and professions empowers women and men to challenge themselves academically, to serve and to lead. A Catholic college, Regis is a diverse and welcoming community guided by the values of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2017 to June 30, 2018
Projected Income $57,906,000.00
Projected Expense $58,743,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • A. Undergraduate Pathways
  • B. Graduate Pathways
  • C. The Haiti Project
  • D. Technology Innovation Program

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Mission Statement

Regis College, through education in the arts, sciences, and professions empowers women and men to challenge themselves academically, to serve and to lead. A Catholic college, Regis is a diverse and welcoming community guided by the values of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston.

Background Statement

Regis is a leading Catholic university in greater Boston. It is a co-educational, multiethnic, multiracial, multifaith and intergenerational community that prepares undergraduate, graduate and continuing education students for engagement and service in a changing world. In the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Nursing, the School of Health Sciences, and the School of Business and Communication, approximately 2,000 students are enrolled annually in associate's degree, undergraduate, graduate, certificate and doctoral programs.

Founded in 1927 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston (CSJ) and developed as a liberal arts college, Regis is today a small northern university. Sustaining and strengthening education in the liberal arts and sciences, promoting a strategic graduate focus on health care, and advocating scientific and technological endeavors, Regis thus continues to embrace the CSJ grace of unity and reconciliation by seeking academic excellence with gentleness and reading the signs of the times. At Regis, the teaching, scholarship and service of faculty form the dynamic core of the College and the faculty and mission of the College are intimately linked. The faculty/student ratio at Regis is 1:15, consistent with this emphasis on teaching and providing students with a distinctive level of individualized instruction.

Regis has an active alumni body of over 13,000, many of whom participate in Regis’s alumni events, as donors to the Regis Fund, as well as scholarship funds, and as volunteers. Alumni serve on the faculty and in a number of key positions, including vice president of institutional advancement and alumni relations, special assistant to the president, and director of internships and career placement. They are also active participants on the Board of Trustees, the Alumni Board of Directors and the Institutional Advancement Committee, as well as provide internship sites for current students.

Impact Statement

Regis College continues to be led by President Antoinette Hays, PhD, RN—a twenty plus year veteran of Regis’s faculty and former dean. President Hays has ignited her vision for moving Regis forward to provide the best education possible for its students, and for mapping the journey the University will embark on to do so. Accomplishments over this year include:

· Breaking ground in May 2014 for the start of a Master Plan for the campus and facilities over the next ten years that addresses improvements to the campus core and investments in renovations to modernize learning spaces and student life/recreation environments;

· Launching publically in April 2017 a comprehensive capital campaign to transform our campus, grow endowment and support curriculum initiatives;

· Earning designation from Apple as an “Apple Distinguished School”-- Regis became an all iPad institution in 2012; and

· Initiating new program development efforts and services to better prepare graduates to meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century – including developing a Master of Science in Molecular Imaging & Therapeutics and launching in the fall of 2014 Regis’s second doctorate – a doctor of education in higher education leadership.

Regis College’s Strategic Plan frames its goals from 2016-2021; they follow:

· Build and strengthen community

· Bolster fiscal engagement

· Cultivate character

Eight objectives support attainment of these interwoven goals. Regis is thriving and ambitiously moving forward as a multifaceted Catholic university located twelve miles west of Boston.

Needs Statement

Regis College closed the first decade of the 21st century a strengthened institution. It seeks to invest in the following areas that are necessary both immediately and for its continued preparation for the 22nd century:

  • Technology—Fully embedding the iPad initiative and staying on the cutting edge of digital pedagogy require ongoing support for equipment and upgrades, as well as staff and faculty development.
  • Scholarships—Prioritizing scholarship support for our students—95% of undergraduates receive financial aid—increases their assistance now and decreases their debt burden later.
  • Student Success—Investments in the supports and infrastructure to provide innovative and increased resources for all students must continue to deepen in order to ensure persistence to degree completion.
  • Capital—In addition to modernizing facilities, environmental sustainability, reducing deferred maintenance and building new facilities will strengthen our 90 year old campus.
  • Faculty and Program Development—Our exceptional faculty must be further supported within pedagogy, instructional technology and their academic disciplines. Equally essential is continued innovation to deliver high quality programs in the liberal arts and sciences that lead students to success in a globalized world.  

CEO Statement

Student centered, interdisciplinary, partnering, and global, Regis gives opportunity to each and every student for his/her benefit and that of the larger community and global neighbors. These four strengths secure Regis’s place as a signature diverse, multicultural, and multifaith Catholic university in New England and beyond.

For 90 years, Regis has developed the potential of first-generation, minority, and immigrant students and those of middle- and upper-class families. A leader in graduate education serving the needs of Greater Boston’s healthcare industry, Regis offers students academic support, administrative coordination, internships and career development connecting them professionally, and global connections engaging them with the world. Our iPad initiative makes classrooms without walls and opens up new ways to learn, gaining Regis recognition as an Apple Distinguished School.
Regis is transforming its beloved liberal arts legacy into an interdisciplinary model that embraces and sustains new ideas, knowledge and practices. Undergraduates combining two or three minors to fine-tune what they must know today are helping to create interdisciplinary pathways and portfolios to advance themselves in an interprofessional working environment. Graduate students regularly move across disciplines as they take on problem solving in a given field.
Relationships forged with other schools, colleges, universities and industries are critical to the continuing evolution of higher education. Because of our partnerships, Regis students “live” social work and nursing in biotech companies and hospitals; Regis faculty and staff  support secondary schools to encourage science and mathematics; and the Regis community opens new  paths to degrees ranging from the associate’s to the bachelor’s to the master’s and the doctorate.  
Regis is a globally aware campus that is “on the move” around the world—including  the Regis Haiti Project or “international faculty initiative” advancing nursing educators and education in Haiti and community service programs in Peru, Grenada, and Mississippi. These experiences help prepare students to compete in and contribute to a globalized society—with a grounding in the cross-cultural humility that nurtures an appreciation for other cultures.
Regis will continue cultivating these strengths so that our graduates, who are shaping us as we shape them, will also be able to help shape the world—for education has always been about creating opportunities, opening doors, and finding new paths to improve the human condition.

Board Chair Statement

I’ve known Regis practically my whole life. It all started when I met my wife, Lorraine, in 1963 while teaching in Revere public schools. Lorraine had just graduated Regis (Class of 1963). She had a warm place in heart for Regis and it rubbed off on me. When we retired, Lorraine decided she wanted to give back to the place that she felt gave her a stepping stone for her life. She became a member of the Board of Trustees in 2006. Sadly, she became ill and subsequently passed away in 2012. Regis was very good to me and my family during that time. I believe that Regis truly embodies the values of being welcoming and serving the dear neighbor—the core charisms handed down from Regis founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston.

I became a member of the Regis Board in 2013 and Chair in 2016. I am passionate about the mission of service and empowerment at Regis. Regis doesn’t just talk the talk, it walks the walk. Students are encouraged to serve others and to lead. They meet the needs of society and are flexible to change with the times. As Board Chair, I am committed to engaging the community in the mission of this leading Catholic university so Regis students can become leaders in the global community. The Board and administration is focused on advancing our core mission and expanding the intellectual, social and technological initiatives that position our students to succeed in a changing world. In the near term, Regis faces the following challenges and opportunities:

  • Offering a quality education at a reasonable cost while maintaining financial viability. Knowing the impact education has on middle- and lower-income students, Regis has continued its strong value proposition and the practice of providing tuition scholarships.  Participating in the national dialogue about affordability of higher education, Regis balances the desire to make higher education available to students with the need to remain financially viable. 

  • Coupling strategic growth with more resources to ensure student achievement. Regis has increased the number of undergraduate and graduate students from 1271 in 2004 to 1954 in 2015. A focus on a completion initiative to help all students to degree completion has increased student retention rates. Ongoing master planning implementation is transforming an aging campus by addressing deferred maintenance, adding facilities, and more as Regis continues to create the best possible learning environment for its students.

  • Assuring staff diversity and quality. We maintain our commitment to diversify our staff, administration and board as we bring additional expertise to secure the Regis future and fulfill our potential for global multiculturalism in a rapidly changing higher education environment. We recently welcomed a Director of Diversity and Inclusion as we continue to advance on our campus and beyond the CSJ’s charism of unity, reconciliation, and mutual respect.

This summer, I was able to celebrate with my family the naming of the Lorraine Tegan Learning Commons at Regis’ library—a testament not only to a very special woman, but to what resonated with her in Regis as a spirit that supports unlimited opportunity for all.

Geographic Area Served

City of Boston- Citywide (Indiv. neighborhoods also listed)
City of Boston- Allston/ Brighton
City of Boston- Back Bay
City of Boston- Beacon Hill/ West End
City of Boston- Charlestown
City of Boston- Chinatown/ Leather District
City of Boston- North Dorchester
City of Boston- South Dorchester
City of Boston- Downtown
City of Boston- East Boston
City of Boston- Fenway/ Kenmore
City of Boston- Hyde Park
City of Boston- Jamaica Plain
City of Boston- Mattapan
City of Boston- Mission Hill
City of Boston- North End
City of Boston- Roslindale
City of Boston- Roxbury
City of Boston- South Boston
City of Boston- South End/Bay Village
City of Boston- Harbor Islands
City of Boston- West Roxbury

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A. Undergraduate Pathways

Undergraduate pathways recognize and strengthen the dynamism of the University’s strong liberal arts legacy in all of our programs. The pathways link different departments/majors to professional success through interrelated disciplines and, at the same time, allow students to move across the disciplines and the Schools in the selection of courses through the requirements of the core curriculum and in some electives. Regis has three Schools: the School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Nursing the School of Health Sciences, and the School of Business and Communication. In addition, the development of the whole person and commitment to leadership and service are Regis hallmarks and students are encouraged to grow intellectually, socially, spiritually, physically, emotionally and occupationally. Approximately 1000 undergraduates study at Regis annually.
Budget  $18,729,667.00
Category  Education, General/Other Postsecondary Education
Population Served College Aged (18-26 years)
Program Short-Term Success  In the short term, success in the undergraduate program is seen through students progressing year to year, making satisfactory academic progress, and being involved in co-curricular activities such as athletics and community service.
Program Long-Term Success  Over the long term, student success is seen in the percentage who progress to degree completion and who report employment after graduationQualitatively, Regis seeks to support graduates to be actively engaged as effective leaders and ambassadors of social change advancing the cause of excellence with gentleness, diversity, peaceful resolution of conflict. In addition, the College aims to have successful alumni who want to connect back with the College and lend their support to other students, just as they were helped.
Program Success Monitored By  Staff monitors retention rates from year to year, as well as four- and six-year graduation rates. Alumni surveys help to gather information on graduates’ careers and activities beyond their time at Regis.
Examples of Program Success  In an alumni survey from 2012, 77% of respondents noted having full time employment, 85.5% believed that Regis prepared them to succeed in their careers, and 88.4% shared that the education they received at Regis made a significant contribution to the general quality of their lives. Over 100 students are currently involved in campus ministry initiatives, including an annual solidarity trip to Peru; outreach to New Beginnings are Bethany Hill, a supportive housing environment; and an annual walk in April to help support a safe house in Boston for victims of human trafficking.

B. Graduate Pathways

Graduate pathways allow graduates and non-traditional students to succeed in the workplace or to re-tool and advance their careers through strongly degree-focused programs in occupational therapy; counseling psychology; medical imaging; nursing; health administration; biomedical sciences; education; communication; and heritage studies. Post-Baccalaureate and other certificates in gerontology, informatics, nursing leadership, clinical research, product registration, public health, integrative health, and communication for health care professionals are also offered.  The Institute of Advancing Studies (IAS) provides adult students with an associate’s degree an accessible and affordable path to completing a bachelor’s degree in nursing, medical imaging, or public health.

Budget  $8,294,395.00
Category  Education, General/Other Educational Programs
Population Served Adults
Program Short-Term Success  In the short term, staff monitor the development of new programs to support changing markets and matriculation into the programs; enrollments have been growing steadily as have degrees awarded. Graduate students are expected to maintain grades of ‘B’ or greater to continue progressing in their programs.
Program Long-Term Success  Regis’s graduate programs are dedicated to providing students with the highest quality educational experience as a model for services they will be rendering. To that end, the programs value the individuality of each student; offer flexibility and guidance to meet particular needs of students; provide expert instruction designed to develop required competencies, provide practical experience in applying knowledge, attitudes, and skills; provide guided experience in communicating results of intellectually creative work; and serve as an ongoing resource for graduates by providing career guidance.
Program Success Monitored By  Regis monitors matriculation and graduation rates over time and all programs have an assessment plan.  Assessment results are reported in an annual report that goes to the appropriate academic dean, and every three years there is a formal program review through the Curriculum and Academic Planning Faculty Governance Committee.
Examples of Program Success 
Graduates are contributing as employees in a number of local schools and health care agencies, including the following: the Framingham, Natick and Sudbury Public Schools, as well as Saint Francis Assisi Elementary School and Saint Peters School; Beth Israel Hospital, Mass General Hospital, the American Cancer Society, Boston Biomedical Research, Boston Scientific, Mt. Auburn Hospital, Spectrum Home Health Care, St. Ann’s Hospital, Waltham Visiting Nurse Association, the West Roxbury Veterans Administration, Quincy Hospital, and Tufts New England Medical Center. In addition, recent data highlight the impact of graduate students’ preparedness: Regis’s graduate students in the nurse practitioner program have received an outstanding 97% pass rate according to the ANPCP (Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program) Aggregate Report.

C. The Haiti Project

Regis College is committed, as part of the international community, to help build and enhance the human infrastructure of Haiti’s health system with the Regis College Haiti Project (RCHP). Even before the devastating earthquake in January 2010, Haiti struggled with a severe shortage of healthcare workers, poor infrastructure and routine lack of healthcare.

Conceived in 2007, the RCHP or International Nurse Faculty Partnership Initiative (INFPI) aims to improve access to quality health care in Haiti by addressing the acute nursing shortage and the call for an advancement of nursing education in Haiti. The Regis College School of Nursing partnered with the Haitian Ministry of Health, private and public nursing school leaders in Haiti, and the Boston- based medical charity Partners In Health (PIH) to launch this innovative, advanced education and leadership program for Haitian nursing faculty (most of whom have the equivalent of an associate’s degree) across Haiti who earn a degree from the State University of Haiti. The third cohort of nursing faculty will graduate in March 2018.     

Budget  $1,700,000.00
Category  Health Care, General/Other International Public Health/International Health
Population Served Latin America & the Caribbean Adults
Program Short-Term Success 

The Haiti Project is immediately building the skills and job training for Haitian nursing faculty to assume leadership roles in diverse health care settings and/or academic institutions of higher learning in Haiti. The program presents extraordinary service learning opportunities for Regis College faculty and doctoral nursing students, as well as other Massachusetts-based partners.

Program Long-Term Success 

The project educates faculty at six Haitian nursing schools, ultimately providing 38 Haitian educators with master’s degrees in nursing; the State University of Haiti awards the degrees. These nurses, in turn, will be able to pass that education along to thousands of nursing students annually. Thus far, reports from the cohorts indicate reaching over 12,000 nursing students with an estimated 20,000 nursing students benefiting by the time the third RCHP cohort graduates The program has a multiplier effect on Haiti by sustaining nursing jobs, promoting healthcare standards, and transforming the health sector, all while filling a need for skilled Haitian health workers. Over the long term, it seeks institutionalization in Haiti for future cohorts, directly impacting the Haitian population at large; additional cross- cultural awareness, understanding and competence for all partners.

Program Success Monitored By 

Data sources to verify success and development of the program include:

1)    Data on the current state of faculty training and preparation has already been prepared and has been used to develop the project curriculum

2)    Quantitative data regarding each person’s academic progress through the program is being collected and will be reviewed each semester

3)    Course evaluations are completed at the end of each semester and will be summarized on a bi-annual basis

4)    In year three, a full report of completion rates and academic achievement will be completed

5)    Focus interviews and surveys with key informants (current faculty, nursing students, and allied health professionals) are being gathered to baseline information regarding current faculty practice, quality of teaching and leadership capacity

6)    Six months to one year post completion of the three-year program, key informants will be interviewed by trained staff


Examples of Program Success  All 12 Haitian nursing faculty in Cohort One passed the three required courses outlined in the program’s masters curriculum. The program is also gaining recognition for its efforts. President Hays provided a keynote address at the Global Nursing Caucus at UMass Boston in the fall of 2012 entitled “Send in the Nurses: Why the Era of Nursing on the Global Stage Has Arrived.” She shared, “As we have learned through the Regis College Haiti Project to educate nursing faculty in that country,” she continued, “global health initiatives do not have to be big and glamorous to be good and even great. In fact, small, intense, and well-designed projects are often more flexible, collaborative, and efficient.” (“Regis president offers global vision for nursing profession” - Wayland, MA - Wicked Local Wayland Posted December 15, 2012.Accessed January 31, 2013)

D. Technology Innovation Program

Regis is committed to providing its students with an education in which the core professor-student relationship is increasingly enriched by technological resources. From this commitment springs the iPad mobile initiative. Regis has embraced innovation in education, digital pedagogy and implemented a one-to-one iPad program for all students and faculty, creating a classroom without walls to engage students not only in the classroom, but also across the campus and the world. The technological infrastructure for the iPad initiative includes a robust wireless network available across campus, classroom collaboration tools such as AirServer, and iPad apps and productivity tools. The infrastructure of support is built on a foundation of frequent and varied professional development and training that has grown from training on the common tools and technology into discipline-specific consulting and deep dives into all aspects of technology.
Budget  $300,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Education & Technology
Population Served College Aged (18-26 years) Adults
Program Short-Term Success 

Faculty has successfully incorporated digital pedagogies, such as tools and apps using the iPad, to enhance student learning and has created interactive content. Faculty has used lecture capture and presentation tools, and digital pedagogies such as the flipped classroom; the iPad is also a one-stop shop for multimedia content creation and collaborative learning, inside and outside of the classroom. The progression and sophistication of student created works such as collaborative challenge-based learning projects that team students to solve a real-world problem and then present their solutions continues to grow in sophistication. Digital stories provide compelling evidence of the understanding of concepts along with an ability to teach other students. The technology innovation program has many exciting and diverse outcomes—for example, from faculty-produced apps for nurse patient management to student-produced public service announcements.

Program Long-Term Success 


As shared by President Hays in a Boston Globe supplement from January 13, 2013 titled, “Regis College Launches an IPad Revolution, the goal of this initiative is not just to train students for future careers, but also to make certain that they understand the technology once they get the job. Regis continues to advance its vision of creating a student-centered institution with interactive learning and enhanced student engagement frees the professor from the podium, giving students the ability to create and share digital projects, and creates a campus without walls. As we learn from and experiment with mobile computing capabilities, we are also increasingly able to expand beyond the confines of a traditional academic instructional schedule. 

Program Success Monitored By 

The success of this initiative is being monitored by the following:

o Rubrics created to assess student created digital storytelling/narratives;

o Student feedback in course assessments;

o Faculty sharing best practices and lessons learned each year at the completion of the selected digital pedagogy for the academic year;

o Ongoing professional development;

o Periodic surveys on the student adoption of technology; and

o Comparative surveys and interviews from students participating in pilot projects such as the gaming initiative.

Examples of Program Success 

The Apple Distinguished School (ADS) designation in November 2014 recognized Regis’s innovation in teaching. The vision to become a student-centered institution means not just being ready for today’s students, but also preparing for our future students. As students arrive at Regis accustomed to using and creating digital content in a mobile world, faculty are ready to guide them through those types of activities at an advanced level using new tools that enable students to think and express themselves in multiple modalities.

The granting of the ADS is an example of long term success as is Associate Professor Michelle Cook, DNP, being designated an Apple Distinguished Educator in the Fall of 2014. We most recently shared our faculty’s creative work with digital pedagogy and the successful one-to-one deployment of the iPad in January 2016 with a Brazilian delegation—illustrating varied and engaging uses of technology at Regis.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments



CEO/Executive Director Dr. Antoinette Hays
CEO Term Start July 2011
CEO Email
CEO Experience

Dr. Antoinette (Toni) Hays, PhD, RN, is a seasoned practitioner, educator and administrator. An expert in gerontology, policy and health professions education, nursing education and school health initiatives, she also brings a background in the arts to her role – Toni began dancing at age two and playing the piano at age seven and remains passionate about both.


Arriving at Regis in 1985 as a faculty member, she helped to build the nursing program—which has three times earned designation by the National League of Nursing as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education. She served as Curriculum Coordinator of Graduate Programs (1995), Director of Nursing and Co-Director of the Academic Center on Health Professions (2002), and the first Academic Dean of the new Regis College School of Nursing, Science and Health Professions (2006-2011) where she promoted Regis’s first doctoral program, the Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP). Through her efforts Regis secured more than $5 million for programs, loans and scholarships from federal, state, private, corporate and major donor sources to become a leader in addressing the national shortage in nursing and in cultivating workforce diversity. Dr. Hays also oversaw the development, funding, and launching of the Regis College Haiti Project, an international partnership to educate nursing faculty in Haiti.


Dr. Hays earned her bachelor’s degree from Boston College, her master’s degree from Boston University and her doctorate from the Heller School at Brandeis University. She is a member of the Metrowest Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Advisory Committee and the Eastern Nurse Research Society, and serves on the boards of the Gifford School, Partners For Health, and Parmenter Health VNA and Community Care. She was recently named to the advisory board of Health e-Villages, which provides state-of-the-art mobile health technology to medical professionals in the most challenging clinical environments around the world.
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Dr. Mary Jane England 2001 2011
S. Sheila Megley RSM 1992 2001

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Dr. Malcolm O. Asadoorian III Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean, School of Liberal Arts, Education and Social Sciences --
Dr. Laura Burke ScD Interim Dean of the School of Health Sciences --
Dr. Michelle Cromwell PhD Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence/Chief Diversity Officer --
Dr. Kathryn Edney PhD Interim Dean, School of Arts and Sciences --
Ms. Miriam Finn Sherman MPA Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations --
Ms. Mary Lou Jackson Special Assistant to the President for Mission Effectiveness --
Dr. Kara Kolomitz EdD Vice President, Undergraduate Student Affairs and Enrollment --
Ms. Kate Korzendorfer MA Chief Information Officer/Associate Vice President of Information Technology Services and Institutional Research --
Mr. Thomas G. Pistorino MBA Vice President, Finance and Business and CFO --
Dr. Elizabeth Seidler PhD Interim Dean, School of Business and Communication --
Ms. Kate Sutherland MBA Interim Vice President, Graduate Student Affairs and Enrollment --
Ms. Kelley Tuthill MS Vice President of Public Relations and Communications --
Dr. Diane Welsh DNP Interim Dean of the School of Nursing --


Award Awarding Organization Year
Center of Excellence in Nursing Education National League for Nursing --


Affiliation Year
American Association of Grant Professionals 2012
Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) --
Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (AICUM) --
Chamber of Commerce --
Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) --
Eastern Assoc. of Student Fin. Aid Administrators (EASFAA) --
Mass. Assoc. of Student Financial Aid Administrators (MASFAA) --
National Association of Graduate Admission Professionals (NAGAP) --
National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) --
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) --
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) --
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) --
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) --
New England Association for college Admission Counseling (NEACAC) --
Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
Council on Social Work Education - Accreditation --
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology - Accreditation --
New England Association of Schools and Colleges --


Regis College is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston who practice the principle of “the dear neighbor” by serving the community, caring for those in need, and by promoting the spirit of welcoming all. This principle is woven into the fabric of the community and informs the College’s commitment to social justice, civic engagement, and community services.

Guided by these values, Regis College students, faculty and staff organize and participate in a wide variety of community service and service-learning projects, both locally and globally. The College collaborates with organizations and governments including the following: Cradles to Crayons; Bethany Hill School; Casserly House; Rosie’s Place; The Food Project; Villa El Salvador, Peru; the Haitian Ministry of Health; St. Ambrose Family Shelter; and Partners in Health. In addition, Regis has relationships with organizations that directly support academic study with area institutions of higher education locally, nationally and internationally for cross registration and study abroad opportunities, as well as with employers.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Risk management initiatives are currently under development in addition to the existing policies listed in this section.

Foundation Comments


Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 259
Number of Part Time Staff 218
Number of Volunteers 100
Number of Contract Staff 3
Staff Retention Rate % 79%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 12
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 13
Caucasian: 369
Hispanic/Latino: 23
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 60
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 299
Male: 122
Not Specified 56

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Business Continuity of Operations Plan Yes
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions


Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually


Board Chair Mr. John Tegan
Board Chair Company Affiliation Communications Technology Services, LLC
Board Chair Term July 2016 - June 2017
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Rev. Ernest Bartell c.s.c., Trustee Emeritus Kellogg Institute, U. of Notre Dame NonVoting
Sr. Marian Batho CSJ Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston Voting
Ms. Anita Brennan Community Volunteer Voting
Sr. Rosemary Brennan CSJ Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston Voting
Mr. Meyer J. Chambers Boston College Voting
Mr. Hans Christensen CEO, MJX Asset Management LLC Voting
Sr. Maureen Doherty CSJ Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston Voting
Sr. Mary Anne Doyle Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston Voting
Ms. Camille Ferazzi New City Corporation Voting
Dr. Joe-Ann Fergus Mass. Nurses Association Voting
Mr. Michael Halloran Community Volunteer Voting
Dr. Antoinette Hays PhD Regis College Voting
Sabina Herlihy JD Sabina Herlihy & Associates Voting
Sr. Leila Hogan CSJ Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston Voting
Ms. Kathleen S. Jose Retired Voting
Mr. Peter Langenus Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP Voting
Ms. Mary Ann Lewis SAVE International Voting
Dr. John Libertino MD Emerson Urology Associates Voting
Sr. Jacquelyn McCarthy CSJ Bethany Health Care Center Voting
Sr. Kathleen McCluskey CSJ St. Joseph Preparatory High School Voting
Mr. Glenn Morris Morris Architects Voting
Ms. Eileen Ng MIT Voting
Mr. Thomas O'Neill III O'Neill and Associates Voting
Ms. Ruth Sanderson Kingsbury Community Volunteer Voting
Ms. Joan Shea Retired Voting
Ms. Jane Tedder Community Volunteer Voting
Mr. John Tegan Jr. Community Volunteer Voting
Mr. Richard W. Young Trustee Emeritus Retired NonVoting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 24
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 1
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 18
Male: 10
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 4
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 0%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

  • Academic Affairs
  • Audit
  • Compensation
  • Executive
  • Facilities
  • Finance
  • Institutional Advancement
  • Investment
  • Marketing
  • Technology
  • Trusteeship

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments



Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Revenue $70,631,288 $69,526,689 $65,230,322
Total Expenses $69,772,199 $63,523,041 $63,367,659

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
-- -- --
Government Contributions $209,395 $87,583 $173,324
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $209,395 $87,583 $173,324
Individual Contributions $3,294,873 $4,590,810 $3,840,495
Indirect Public Support $0 -- --
Earned Revenue $66,706,702 $60,610,488 $60,840,434
Investment Income, Net of Losses $384,115 $4,236,423 $358,618
Membership Dues $0 -- --
Special Events $36,203 $1,385 $17,451
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other $0 -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Program Expense $55,028,329 $50,448,805 $48,948,676
Administration Expense $12,750,900 $11,251,672 $12,656,222
Fundraising Expense $1,992,970 $1,822,564 $1,762,761
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.01 1.09 1.03
Program Expense/Total Expenses 79% 79% 77%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 56% 39% 44%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Assets $103,251,546 $103,642,786 $96,900,226
Current Assets $12,476,447 $11,002,058 $10,147,290
Long-Term Liabilities $53,924,056 $53,295,927 $52,719,529
Current Liabilities $8,728,792 $10,403,652 $6,997,406
Total Net Assets $40,598,698 $39,943,207 $37,183,291

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --

Financial Planning

Endowment Value $41,313,008.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage(If selected) 5.0%
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? 12.00

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Capital Campaign Purpose Now We Fly is the largest campaign in Regis’ history with a transformational goal of $40 million. Regis has already made incredible strides to enhance the quality of the campus and academic offerings. Now We Fly is building on this momentum through initiatives that further improve our facilities, drive academic innovation, expand scholarship assistance, and grow our culture of philanthropy to keep Regis strong for years to come. The campaign is fully comprehensive; meaning that all gifts of any amount made to Regis during the campaign count toward the overall goal. Now We Fly was launched publicly in April 2017 at $24 million (60% of goal). As of June 2017, we have raised $25 million. With the dollars raised we have already been able to open a brand new dorm building, finish a beautiful quad, and make library renovations. With the support of our dynamic community of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and supporters, Regis is on a path of rapid, efficient, and strategic growth. What we’ve accomplished in recent years is incredible; what we will accomplish through the remainder of this campaign will be even greater. It’s time for Regis to soar.
Campaign Goal $40,000,000.00
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount $28,000,000.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 1.43 1.06 1.45

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 52% 51% 54%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Note from the CFO regarding FY18 budget: Regis is projecting a minor decrease in net operating assets for fiscal 2018 due to its strategic funding for initiatives that will generate enrollment growth in future years. These initiatives include introducing fully on-line programs that require investments necessary for program development, accreditation, and national authorizations before enrollment can begin. In addition, new campus-based programs have specific accreditation requirements that mandate hiring key staff prior to enrollments.

Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above are per the organization's IRS Form 990s. Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.


Other Documents

Regis Today (2014)


The Impact tab is a section on the Giving Common added in October 2013; as such the majority of nonprofits have not yet had the chance to complete this voluntary section. The purpose of the Impact section is to ask five deceptively simple questions that require reflection and promote communication about what really matters – results. The goal is to encourage strategic thinking about how a nonprofit will achieve its goals. The following Impact questions are being completed by nonprofits slowly, thoughtfully and at the right time for their respective organizations to ensure the most accurate information possible.

1. What is your organization aiming to accomplish?


2. What are your strategies for making this happen?


3. What are your organization’s capabilities for doing this?


4. How will your organization know if you are making progress?


5. What have and haven’t you accomplished so far?