Dn. Tom Sabol was ordained a permanent deacon for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in June 2003 and is assigned to St. Timothy Church. At St. Timothy he is responsible for liturgical planning and minister training. His service ministry is dedicated toward higher education outreach, particularly among those who might not think that they have a chance to get into college.
At UCLA, Dn. Tom is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering where he teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in tall building design and structural steel. He is the structural engineer for several recent buildings on the UCLA campus, including three medical research buildings and a lecture hall. He was also the structural engineer for the Getty Center and the California Science Center. He is a faculty advisor to the UCLA chapter of Engineers without Borders, which is currently working on designing and building a school in rural Thailand.
Carrie, his wife, and he have two children Lauren, a student at Villanova University, and James, a student at Notre Dame Academy. When not otherwise occupied, Dn. Tom likes gardening, woodworking, reading and rooting for the Bruins. He has major UCLA credentials: three graduate degrees from UCLA, bloodlines through his parents as UCLA graduates, and matrimonial affiliation through his wife as a UCLA graduate. He is, literally, a Son of Westwood!