President Jim Gash announced the conclusion of Deryck van Rensburg’s role as Graziadio Business School dean at the end of the spring 2022 semester in a Dec. 1 email to community members. Gash wrote van Rensburg will take a sabbatical in the 2022-23 academic year and return as a faculty scholar the following semester.
Pepperdine hosted the 84th Founder’s Day on Sept. 22, to commemorate George Pepperdine and his vision for the University. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and other community members attended the event, which included the debut of the new alma mater, a President’s address, a visit from Olympic gold medalist and alumna Kimberly Hill and more.
Pepperdine’s Hub for Spiritual Life hopes to act as a connection for students in their faith and community. The Hub is accomplishing this through Seaver 200 and community service.
Only about a third of Pepperdine’s rising sophomores will attend the Year 2 Welcome retreat, which begins Aug. 20. Parents cited the $1,500 price tag as an issue and petitioned the administration for an on-campus orientation for those students not attending the retreat.
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 hosted his final President’s Briefing for the 2021 academic year May 5, 2021.
President Jim Gash announced changes to the Chaplain’s Office and a rebrand for Spiritual Life coming Aug. 1. The University will release more details regarding the Convocation program May 6.
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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.
Pepperdine announced its newest provost, Biology Professor Jay Brewster. Brewster has worked at Pepperdine for 24 years and will assume his role as provost Aug. 1.