Law School’s board to meet for first time tomorrow St. Thomas Newsroom April 19, 2001 Cardinal Pio Laghi will chair the first meeting tomorrow afternoon, April 20, of the board of governors of the new University of St. Thomas School of Law.Laghi, prefect emeritus of the Vatican-based Congregation for Catholic Education, will serve as the first chair of the 41-member board. Vice chair will be Judge Diana Murphy of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Minneapolis.The board of governors was appointed by the St. Thomas board of trustees. The new board’s role is to provide advice and counsel to the School of Law’s faculty and staff. Members of the board will serve on its academic affairs, advancement, governance and public service committees.Classes for St. Thomas’ School of Law will begin Aug. 20 in Terrence Murphy Hall on the university’s downtown Minneapolis campus. A new law school building is being designed and will open on the downtown campus in 2003. First-year enrollment will be approximately 80 students; the school will grow to its full enrollment of 400 to 450 students by 2008.The new board members include legal, political, business, religious and academic leaders from the United States, Italy and Cuba. In addition to Laghi and Murphy, the board members are:Lee Anderson, chairman and CEO of APi Group Inc., Golden ValleyDavid Boehnen, executive vice president, SuperValu Inc., MinneapolisDr. Richard Burke, director and former chair and CEO of United Health Group, MinnetonkaRodney Burwell, chairman and CEO, Xerxes Corp., MinneapolisJohn Carr, secretary for the Department of Social Development and World Peace, U.S. Catholic Conference, Washington, D.C.James Chafoulias, president and CEO, Pioneer Paper Stock, MinneapolisMichael Ciresi of the law firm Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, MinneapolisJudge John Connelly, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, White Plains, N.Y.Robert Dwyer Jr. of the law firm Dorsey & Whitney, New YorkJohn “Hap” Fauth of The Churchill Cos., MinneapolisJohn French of the law firm Faegre & Benson, MinneapolisSister Sally Furay, provost emerita, University of San Diego, San Diego, Calif.Michael Galvin of the law firm Briggs & Morgan, St. PaulDr. Mary Ann Glendon, Learned Hand Professor, Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Mass.Edward Grayson, special counsel to Honeywell International, former general counsel to Honeywell Inc., Stowe, Vt.Thomas Holloran, professor with St. Thomas graduate programs and former president of Medtronic, MinneapolisGary Holmes, president and CEO, CSM Corp., St. PaulB. Todd Jones, a partner with the law firm Green Espel and former U.S. attorney, MinneapolisJames Jundt, chairman, Jundt Associates, MinneapolisJeremy Lane, executive director, Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance, MinneapolisJames Larkin of the law firm Larkin, Hoffman, Daly & Lindgren, BloomingtonLaurence LeJeune, LeJeune Investments, MinneapolisRev. Kevin McDonough, vicar general of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and MinneapolisPriscilla McNulty, attorney, St. PaulAugusto Meozzi, chief operating officer, German Isola Group, Florence, ItalyDr. Esteban Morales, University of Havana, CubaJohn Morrison, chairman, Central Bank Group Inc., Golden ValleyMonsignor Terrence Murphy, chancellor, former president, University of St. ThomasU.S. Rep. James Oberstar, D-Minn., ChisholmJohn Ramey, partner, Private Equity Capital Corp., Westport, Conn.Michael Rubino, registered investment adviser and former CIA officer, Bethesda, Md.Patrick Ryan, president, Ryan Cos., MinneapolisRichard Schulze, chairman and CEO, Best Buy Co. Inc., MinneapolisMorris Sherman of the law firm Leonard Street & Deinard, MinneapolisBrian Short, CEO, Leamington Co., MinneapolisSteven Simon, CEO, Simon Ventures, Naples, Fla.Monsignor Peter Vaghi, St. Patrick’s Church, former partner of the law firm Sherman and Sterling, Washington, D.C.Dr. Frank Wilderson Jr., president, Wilderson and Associates Inc., MinneapolisE. David Willette, chairman and CEO, Allied Vaughn Co., Minneapolis.The board of governor’s meeting tomorrow will be held on the university’s St. Paul campus.