College Mourns the Loss of Dr. Ronald McArthur
October 17, 2013
Franciscan University's First Chancellor Rev. Michael Scanlan, T.O.R., Thomas Aquinas College founder Dr. Ronald McArthur, and Christendom College founder Dr. Warren Carroll were awarded Christendom's Pro Deo et Patria Medal for Distinguished Service to Church and Nation in 2007
Dr. Ronald McArthur, the first president of Thomas Aquinas College in California passed away on the morning of October 17, 2013. Like Christendom’s founder, Dr. Warren Carroll, McArthur was a pioneer in the renewal of faithful Catholic higher education in America. McAuthur was awarded Christendom College’s Pro Deo et Patria
Medal for Distinguished Service to Church and Nation in 2007 during Christendom’s 30th Anniversary Convocation.
“He was a great friend of Christendom College and supporter of the work we are doing here,” Christendom College president Dr. Timothy O’Donnell said. “He has gone on to his eternal reward and we ask that you please pray for the repose of his soul and for the comfort of his family. He was a dear friend and will be missed.”
Eternal rest grant unto Dr. Ronald McArthur, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.