Dean of International Programs Beth Laux decided to step down from her role, wrote Dean of Seaver College Michael Feltner in a May 23 email to the Pepperdine community. The University and the International Programs office intend to search for a replacement, while providing students with a smooth transition in the upcoming year.
Chief Business Officer Nicolle Taylor (‘98, JD ‘02) has had many roles, including working at an investment firm and starting her own graphic design company. Taylor said the key to being a successful woman in leadership is having confidence and having mentors and supportive co-workers to help.
Chief Development Officer and Vice President for Advancement Lauren Cosentino attended Pepperdine as an undergraduate and has worked at the University ever since. Cosentino said she felt God called her to Pepperdine and created a path for her that she never thought she would go down in the administrative field of higher education.
Marginalized groups on campus often raise valid concerns of diversity, inclusivity, and their sense of belonging on campus. These concerns are often met with invalidating comments from some disgruntled parents and alumni of Pepperdine’s past.
Pepperdine released its 2020 Internal Revenue Service 990 Form in July 2021, revealing the highest-paid administrators at the University. New promotions among President Jim Gash’s cabinet reranked administrators compared to years prior, but women remain unrepresented in the administration’s top earners.
President Jim Gash announced Biology Professor Jay Brewster as his selection for the next provost on April 19. Brewster, a scientist, Church of Christ member and Pepperdine dad, shares his hopes and ambitions in his new role.
SGA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council is expanding this spring and welcomes Seaver students to join.
The fall 2020 special edition of the Graphic explores Pepperdine, Malibu and the world by the numbers.
Pepperdine announced plans to hire a chief diversity officer June 8. Five months later, the search is underway, and administration plans to fill the role by next spring.
Three members of the Pepperdine Ambassadors Council speak to what they do and why it’s important, from being a voice for students to working with local businesses. PAC aims to create connections between students, administration and the larger Pepperdine community.