Pepperdine Leadership Advancing the Heritage: Administration
I am very pleased to introduce the members of the administrative
team, for those who may not have met them yet. They are a talented
and dedicated group, and each member of the team epitomizes the
spirit and heritage of Pepperdine University.
(left to right) Charles J. Pippin, Brad E. Cheves, Nancy
Charles B. Runnels, Darryl L. Tippens, Gary A. Hanson
Chancellor Charles B. Runnels is the consummate friend-raiser
for the University. His love for students is unexcelled and explains
much of his great success in his more than thirty-five-year career
Vice president for Advancement and Public Affairs Brad E. Cheves
is a graduate of the Pepperdine School of Law who has returned
from an administrative role at SMU to a major role at the University.
He is responsible for raising funds for the shortfall between income
and expenses that is ever-present. He is also the senior public
Nancy Magnusson Durham, vice president for Planning, Information,
and Technology, joined Pepperdine University in 1979. Nancy has
served as a professor and administrator at Seaver College and as
dean of the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, gaining
valuable administration experience.
Gary A. Hanson, vice president and general counsel of Pepperdine,
received his J.D. from the Pepperdine School
of Law. He joined the legal staff in 1982 and has served as general
counsel since 1984. Gary oversees the external relations, regulatory
affairs, risk management and insurance, and equal employment opportunity
Charles J. (Jeff) Pippin is vice president for Finance and
Administration. Jeff has served the University in several financial
management roles since his arrival in 1981, including treasurer
and chief financial officer. He received his M.B.A. from Pepperdine.
Darryl L. Tippens has served as the provost of Pepperdine
since 2001. A highly regarded scholar, author, and essayist, Darryl
spent fourteen years in teaching and administration at Oklahoma
Christian University, later serving as the James W. Culp Professor
of English at Abilene Christian University.