Regis University is a private, 4-year Roman Catholic, Jesuit school located in Denver, CO. The school was founded in 1877 by the Society of Jesus as Las Vegas College in Las Vegas, NM. In 1887, Las Vegas College merges with Sacred Heart College and moved to Morrison, CO. In 1921, the school changed its name to honor Saint John Francis Regis; the school achieved university status in 1991. The compact, 90 acre campus features a blend of traditional and modern architecture among green spaces including Boetther Commons (the academic quad), all amid the majestic Rocky Mountains. Notable alumni include Focus on the Family CEO Jim Daly and NFL Hall of Fame member Arnie Herber.