In the first summer of COVID, Pepperdine reorganized Student Affairs. Ashley Mowreader describes the how and why behind the University’s decision.
Pepperdine reorganized the Department of Student Affairs over summer 2021. Administrators said the changes were made with operations, budget and strategic priorities in mind, but affected personnel share confusion and hurt following the changes.
Like many events at Pepperdine this semester, this year’s Step Forward Day looked different from the past. With obstacles such as COVID-19 restrictions and student skepticism due to the day being led by the Hub for Spiritual Life, Pepperdine’s core mission of students uniting to provide meaningful service held steady.
The Pepperdine Volunteer Center announced its closure via social media May 27, as part of a budget readjustment of the Office of Student Affairs. Students and alumni expressed shock and disappointment to the news.
The Pepperdine Volunteer Center assesses the ways they have served the community and focuses on educating students about different types of service. Programs such as Jumpstart and Project Serve are undergoing changes due to the virtual environment.
Jumpstart powers ahead with creative ways to engage students in the classrooms they serve. The online learning format hasn’t stopped them from getting ready for the new year.
An organization operating out of a trailer in the Malibu Public Library’s parking lot connects workers with critical job opportunities.
Over 1,200 Pepperdine students volunteered to help out the local community for a day of service.
Pepperdine’s Jumpstart program faces setbacks after the Woolsey Fire and Los Angeles teacher strike
Pepperdine Volunteer Center kicks of the 30th anniversary of Step Forward Day with a new service opportunity: Feed My Starving Children