Regents Board of Directors
Regents School of Austin is a private 501c3 non-profit organization formed under the laws of the State of Texas. The Board of Directors consists of appointed and elected members. The overall responsibility of the board is to advance the school according to our statement of faith, under the school's by-laws, and in accordance with its stated objectives and mission. There are five permanent members (rotating one position on sabbatical leave annually) and three elected who serve three year staggered terms. A family with at least one child enrolled in the school is entitled to a single vote in the annual election of board members each May.
Monthly meetings of the board are posted on our bulletin boards.
Regents board members pictured left to right: Barry McBee, Rich Grafton, Greg Gilmore, Spencer Hayes, Blake Mosher, and Angelo Feller. Rod Gilbert, Head of School, is at right.
Rich Grafton, Chairman of the Board
Rich and his wife Trisha have been parents of Regents children since 1999 when Thomas, a senior now, entered second grade. They also have Amelia, a freshman, and Matthew, an eighth grader. Rich graduated from the University of Alabama with an engineering degree; he also has an MBA and a law degree. Rich and Trisha have lived in Austin since they moved here in 1991 after Rich finished law school. Rich is a civil trial lawyer with Germer, Gertz, Beaman & Brown LLP. Trisha has spent many years as a homemaker and currently teaches part-time with 7th graders at Veritas Academy. The Graftons are members of Austin Ridge Bible Church. Rich joined the board as an elected board member in 2007 and was appointed to a permanent position in 2010. He serves as board Chairman and is liaison to the admissions committee. When he is not contemplating the future of Regents or traveling to depositions, Rich can be found in South Texas seeking out the perfect horn rack on white tail deer.
Barry McBee, Vice Chairman
Barry and his wife Susanna have two children. Ross attended Regents from kindergarten through graduation and is now a freshman at The University of Texas at Austin, majoring in Plan II and Biology. John David, or JD, is a sophomore at Regents in his 11th year at the school. Barry graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1978 with a BA in History and from the Southern Methodist University School of Law in 1981. After several years with a law firm in Dallas, he entered state government in 1987 where he served in positions at the state's agriculture and environmental agencies and with the offices of the governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general, as well as working at the White House for President George H. W. Bush. He is currently the Vice Chancellor for Governmental Relations for The University of Texas System. Susanna is active at Regents, as well as teaching a women's Bible study at their church, Redeemer Presbyterian, and serving as a discussion leader in Bible Study Fellowship. She and Barry taught the young adult BSF class in Austin for 10 years. Barry serves as a ruling elder at Redeemer Lutheran Church. Barry was chosen to serve on the board in 2008 and is the vice chairman and board liaison to the Personnel Committee.
Blake Mosher, Secretary
Blake and his wife Melanie have five children, three of which are currently students at Regents. They first learned about Regents in 1992 as the school was beginning. Blake graduated from the University of Texas in 1992 with a BA in History, and after moving back to Austin in 1995, he and Melanie were hopeful for the opportunity to send their children to Regents. Their eldest daughter started kindergarten at Regents in 2004. Blake is an entrepreneur having started several companies. He currently is the Executive Vice President for WholeTree, Inc. a natural fiber composite company. Melanie cares for five children with the youngest two at home. Blake has served on several boards, some of which include United States Baltic Foundation, Camp Redcloud, and Hill House Austin. He is a Lead Deacon at All Saints Presbyterian Church PCA in Austin and is also enrolled part time at Covenant Seminary in St. Louis. Blake joined the board in 2008 having served as a Board Observer in 2006. He serves as board liaison to the Development Committee.
Angelo and his wife Carol have been Regents parents since 2000 when they enrolled their oldest son in the second grade. They met at Southwest Texas State University where they both studied accounting. They have been married for nineteen years. He and Carol provide accounting and regulatory services, and have also had several entrepeneurial ventures. Their five children, Robert, Emily, Theresa, Ryan and Russell all attend Regents. Angelo is the newest board member, serving since July 2010. Currently he serves as the secretary and is the liaison to the Endowment Committee.
Gregory S. Gilmore and his wife Sheila have been part of the Regents community for 7 years, where he and his family attend Austin Stone Community Church. They have 3 children: Cole (11th), Cale ( 10th) and Callie (8th). Greg is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Planview, which provides portfolio management solutions to the business industry. Greg has more than 25 years of experience in sales, consulting, and operations management at organizations including Ernst & Young, Texas Instruments, James Martin & Co, and ABT (acquired by Niku). He is active in the Austin business and charity communities, where he sits on the boards of Planview, Regent School of Austin, Foundation for the Homeless, and is a former board member and director of the HillView Christian Ministries. Greg received his BS in Business Analysis from Texas A&M University.
Spencer and his wife Allison have three children, all of whom have attended Regents since their kindergarten years: Katie, is a Magna Cum Laude 2010 Regents graduate, Alex is a junior at Regents, and Mary Margaret is in 8th grade. Spencer and Allison have been actively involved in Regents Board and RPC Executive leadership in numerous capacities in their 13 years at the school, but their most rewarding experiences have been simply participating in the process as parents and in being encouraged and blessed as members of the Regents community. Spencer was elected to the Regents Board in 2005 and moved to an appointed role in 2008. Prior to his sabbatical last year, Spencer had served as Treasurer, Secretary, Vice-Chairman, and two terms as Chairman of the Board. He currently chairs the Campus Development Committee. Spencer and Allison have been active members of Grace Covenant Church since 1989. Professionally, Spencer is the Managing Partner of Oxford Commercial, a full service commercial real estate firm he co-founded in 1992.
Ty and his wife Ellen are one of the founding families of Regents School. They both grew up in Corsicana, Texas and graduated from SMU where Ty received a Master of Science in real estate and regional science. They have three grown children. After moving to Austin in 1983, Ellen taught at Regents for 9 years and has served on the Philosophy Committee, Faculty Committee and Curriculum Committee. She is now a full time artist. In addition to the Regents board, Ty has served on various other boards including Probe Ministries, Ligonier Ministries and The Association of Classical and Christian Schools. He is a founding director and former chair of Hill House. Ty has served on numerous committees during his tenure including the Admissions Committee, Philosophy Committee and the Article II committee that wrote the Mission, Purpose, Objectives Philosophy and Doctrinal Statement of the school.
Ty is a commercial/investment real estate business and loves to play golf.