Pepperdine University Boards

The Board of Regents is the legal governing body and chief policy board of the University. Life Regents are recognized and honored for their extraordinary service as past regents. The University Board is a national advisory group that provides additional guidance and leadership. The University administration, working in tandem with the governing and advisory boards, shapes the direction of the University. The guidance provided by these distinguished and committed men and women is greatly valued.

Board of Regents

Edwin L. Biggers

President (Retired)
Hughes Missile Group

Robert G. Jackson

Vice Chairperson
President (Retired)
Ford Motor Land Development Corporation

Susan F. Rice

SFR Consulting

Frederick L. Ricker

Assistant Secretary
Vice President and Program Director
Northrop Grumman Space Technology

William S. Banowsky

President Emeritus
Pepperdine University

Andrew K. Benton

Pepperdine University

Sheila K. Bost

Certified Family Life Education
Primary Relationships
Marriage & Family Therapist
Intern, Private Practice
Virginia B. Braun

Janice R. Brown

Circuit Court Judge
U.S. Court of Appeals
for the District of Columbia Circuit

Jose A. Collazo

Chairman of the Board, President,
and Chief Executive Officer
Infonet Services Corporation

Jerry S. Cox

Cox & Perkins Exploration, Inc.

W. L. Fletcher III

Park Centre Properties, LLC

Matthew K. Fong

Strategic Advisory Group

George Foreman

Lynn C. Fritz

Director General
Fritz Institute

Linda M. Gage

Terry M. Giles

Giles Enterprises

Glen A. Holden

United States Ambassador (Retired)

Gail E. Hopkins

Orthopaedic Surgeon

John D. Katch

Regional Manager, Public Affairs (Retired)
Southern California Edison Company

Thomas P. Kemp

Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer (Retired)
Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Los Angeles

Arthur G. Linkletter

Linkletter Enterprises

Eff W. Martin

Michael T. Okabayashi

Ernst & Young

James R. Porter

Porter Capital Partners

Rosemary Raitt

General Partner
KVI Corporation and FKC

Russell L. Ray, Jr.

Chairman, Executive Committee
World Airways, Inc.

Travis E. Reed

Reed Investment Corporation

Carol Richards

B. Joseph Rokus

Chairman and CEO
Berkley Industries

Charles B. Runnels

Pepperdine University

Marilyn D. Simpson


Rosa Mercado Spivey

Los Angeles Unified School District

William W. Stevens

Chairman of the Board (Retired)
Triad Systems Corporation

Stephen M. Stewart

Vice President
Stewart Brothers Drilling Company

William H. Swanson

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Raytheon Company

Thomas J. Trimble

Senior Vice President/
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary (Retired)
Southwest Gas Corporation

Robert L. Walker

Vice President for Development
Texas A&M University

Edward V. Yang

Chief Executive Officer
NetStar Systems Ltd.

Life Regents


Joe R. Barnett
Lodwrick M. Cook
Robert R. Dockson
Gerald R. Ford
Hari N. Harilela
Jerry E. Hudson
Jerve M. Jones
Richard M. Scaife
Flora Laney Thornton
Alton C. Watson
William R. Waugh
J. McDonald Williams
Helen M. Young

University Board

Pat Boone


Fred A. Ballin, Jr.
Robert Barbera
Thomas J. Barrack, Jr.
William Beazley
Andrew K. Benton
A. Ronald Berryman
John S. Broome
Viggo Butler
Robert M. Davidson
Edmond R. Davis
K. Duane Denney
Robert E. Dudley
Maureen Duffy-Lewis
Mark W. Dundee
Paul G. Flynn
Shirley Reid Frahm
Hank Frazee
G. Louis Graziadio III
Bart M. Hackley, Jr.
Mary Heckmann
Bruce Herschensohn
Thomas E. Higgins
William T. Huston
Carl J. Lambert
John T. Lewis
Ian R. Linde
Muriel Lipsey
Jim Long
John S. MacIntosh
Seiji Masuda
Gregory R. McClintock
Glen McDaniel
Carl Minton
E. Chadwick Mooney
Velma V. Morrison
William S. Mortensen
Aaron Norris
Stephen E. Olson
Terry Hamilton Quimby
Frank E. Raab
John Ratzenberger
Charles B. Runnels
Richard C. Seaver
Margaret A. Sheppard
Richard L. Stack
Dorothy Straus
Terralynn Walters Swift
Augustus Tagliaferri
Charles H. Taylor
Robert A. Virtue
Lew O. Ward
Ellen Weitman
Jeremy N. White
Gary L. Wilcox