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.
Pepperdine students presented their work at the all-day annual Seaver College Research and Scholarly Achievement Symposium on Friday, March 25. Vice Provost Lee Kats said the conference-style event is a chance to celebrate the hard work of students and their faculty mentors.
As another semester begins online, more students move to the Malibu area to regain a portion of the Pepperdine experience. Athletes arrive on campus to begin training for their sports seasons, while students seek better living accommodations on and off campus.
The Counseling Center reaches out-of-state, the Career Center urges job-hunting students to “hopin” and Dean Feltner delivers Seaver’s February COVID update.
Pepperdine, like many other organizations, faced unanticipated financial losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The University expects to lose millions of dollars in revenue this year, but administrators maintain that Pepperdine’s overall financial health will remain unchanged.
Seaver Dean Michael Feltner detailed the University’s plans for undergraduate course offerings for spring semester 2021 via email. Administration will share the final decision for spring semester in January 2021.
Seaver Dean Michael Feltner shared Pepperdine’s finalized plans for the spring 2021 semester as well as dates for the new January session, commencement and summer sessions.
Students have no voice as they pay for Pepperdine’s expensive decisions and indecisive leadership.
Students received two emails July 9 and July 22 from Dean Michael Feltner providing an update on International Programs, and all international programs were suspended. IP students discussed how the suspension has impacted them.
The Dean’s Office provides students the option to select up to eight units to receive a CR/NC grade for the spring 2020 semester. Here is a look into the university’s decision-making process.