Theodore Frois recently retired from Exxon Mobil Corporation, where he served as the general counsel for Upstream Companies. He was responsible for worldwide legal activities in the exploration, development, production, and gas and power marketing business of the company. He graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a bachelor of arts degree in business administration in 1966.
He is a 1969 graduate of the Loyola University New Orleans School of Law (now known as the College of Law). He graduated in the top 10 of his class and served as associate editor of the Loyola Law Review. He is an Emeritus member of Loyola’s College of Law Visiting Committee and the Board of Trustees. His wife, Louana, also received her J.D. from Loyola in 1988. His term with the Loyola University New Orleans Board of Trustees began in 1999, and from August 2005 to May 2008, he served as chair of the board. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Exxon Scholars Minority Scholarship program for the College of Law. In 2001, he and his wife endowed the Ted and Louana Frois Distinguished Professorship of International Law Studies. They are members of the Loyola Society of St. Ignatius. They continue to be active benefactors of Loyola, and in 2006, endowed the Major Theodore C. Frois (MIA December 6, 1950, Korean War) Military Scholarship.
Frois is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Nature Conservancy, Maine Chapter. In 2011, he was the recipient of the St. Ives Award, the highest honor awarded by the College of Law Alumni Association.