After years of dueling administration over equal rights and representation, student demands from the University’s infancy have not been met by the administration in 2020. The diversity journey from Pepperdine’s first all-white class has been tumultuous but has increased overall.
President Andrew K. Benton
The Presidential Search Committee and students respond to Freedom Wall display that questions diversity among the five finalists slated for the university’s 8th president
Over the course of a 19-year presidency, President Andrew K. Benton earned a reputation as the “Student’s President.” As he prepares for the end of his time at Pepperdine, Benton and students look back at the times they shared together.
Pres. Andrew Benton is Pepperdine’s longest serving president, but that’s just one of the many roles he plays on and off campus
President Andrew K. Benton shares the final words Graziadio alumnus Thomas E. Burnett Jr. shared with his wife on Sept. 11 before crashing abroad United Airlines Flight 93
Photo courtesy of Pepperdine University Pepperdine University’s President Andrew K. Benton announced this morning his plans for stepping down from his presidential role and the university’s search for a new president. In an email sent to the Pepperdine community, Benton wrote that the search for the university’s eighth president will begin in August and will […]
Photo by Omar Murphy Pepperdine President Andrew K. Benton and American Council on Education Senior Vice President Terry Hartle discussed hot-button issues and student civic engagement at the first of Pepperdine Graphic Media’s three-part Town Hall series Thursday, Jan. 25. Benton and Hartle took part in a Q&A to discuss Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals […]
Photos and Infograph by Kelly Rodriguez Hovering over the heads of busy Pepperdine students is the future of its endowment. The tax bill that circulated around the House and Senate at the end of last year proposed taxes on those in higher education, such as Pepperdine and its students. While the House version of the […]
Photo courtesy of Pepperdine University Founder and first president of the Associated Women for Pepperdine (AWP) and former first lady of Pepperdine University Helen M. Young passed away Thursday, Nov. 30, at 99 years old. Young was born Helen Elizabeth Mattox on Aug. 31, 1918 and grew up in Oklahoma City before traveling to the […]
President Andrew K. Benton welcomes incoming students with music at the Brock House