MGM Grand Resorts Executive Joins USD Board of Trustees

John T. Redmond, President and Chief Executive Officer of MGM Grand Resorts, has been elected to the University of San Diego’s Board of Trustees, effective July 1, 2007, announced President Mary E. Lyons.

As the MGM Grand Resort’s chief executive, since 2001, Redmond leads a company that operates several well-known resorts including Bellagio, Excalibur, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand Las Vegas, and Treasure Island. The company has interests in several additional resorts, and owns and operates golf courses in Nevada, Mississippi, and Michigan. In total, MGM Grand Resorts owns and operates 19 properties and employs nearly 57,000 associates.

“John Redmond is a hardworking individual who has distinguished himself as a respected industry leader,” stated President Lyons. “He is a man who cares about the future of his alma mater and enthusiastically accepted the challenge to share his business acumen with USD as we build a more successful future.”

“I became enamored with USD the day I arrived as an undergraduate business student. As an ambitious young man filled with dreams about the future, the USD faculty nourished my dreams and enabled me to graduate from USD prepared to succeed in any industry,” Redmond said. “I want to do my part to ensure that generations of future students can enjoy the same experience in a respected academic environment surrounded by some of the nation’s best business faculty.”

A Certified Public Accountant, Redmond received his undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of San Diego in 1980. In 2006, Redmond was awarded the university’s highest honor bestowed upon alumni, the Author E. Hughes Career Achievement Award from the School of Business Administration.

About University of San Diego

The University of San Diego is a Catholic institution of higher learning chartered in 1949; the school enrolls approximately 7,500 students and is known for its commitment to teaching, the liberal arts, the formation of values and community service. The opening of the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies will bring the University’s total number of schools and colleges to six. Other academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences and the schools of Business Administration, Law, Leadership and Education Sciences, and Nursing and Health Science.


About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD recently concluded our successful $317M Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represented the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.