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.

Pepperdine University Board of Regents


Edwin L. Biggers
President (Retired)
Hughes Missile Group

Robert G. Jackson
Vice Chair
President (Retired)
Ford Motor Land Development

Susan F. Rice
SFR Consulting

Frederick L. Ricker
Assistant Secretary
Sector Vice President
Northrup 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 Intern, Private Practice

Virginia B. Braun

Janice R. Brown
Circuit Court Judge
United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

Jose A. Collazo
Chairman of the Board, President
and Chief Executive Officer
BT Infonet

Jerry S. Cox
Cox & Perkins Exploration, Inc.

W. L. Fletcher III
Park Centre Properties, LLC

Matthew K. Fong
Strategic Advisory Group

George Foreman

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

Eff W. Martin
Managing Director (Retired)
Goldman Sachs & Company

Michael T. Okabayashi
Ernst & Young

Timothy C. Phillips
Chief Executive Officer
Phillips and Company Securities, Inc.

James R. Porter
Porter Capital Partners

Rosemary Raitt
General Partner
KVI Corporation and FKC

Russell L. Ray, Jr.
Airline and Aerospace Companies
Executive (Retired)
Chairman, Executive Committee
World Airways, Inc.

Travis E. Reed
Reed Investment Corporation
Carol Richards

B. Joseph Rokus
Packaging Plus

Charles B. Runnels
Chancellor Emeritus
Pepperdine University

Rosa Mercado Spivey
Los Angeles Unified School District

William W. Stevens
Chairman of the Board (Retired)
Triad Systems Corporation

Stephen M. Stewart
Stewart Brothers Drilling Company

William H. Swanson
Chief Executive Officer and President
Raytheon Company

Augustus Tagliaferri
Chairman and President
Financial Structures, Inc.

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
Cross Shore Acquisition Corporation

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 Chair
Robert Barbera
Thomas J. Barrack, Jr.
William Beazley
Andrew K. Benton
A. Ronald Berryman
John S. Broome
Viggo Butler
Rod Campbell
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
Robert W. P. Holstrom
William T. Huston
Carl J. Lambert
John T. Lewis
Ian R. Linde
Muriel Lipsey

Jim Long
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
Kelly Roberts
Charles B. Runnels
Richard C. Seaver
Margaret Sheppard
Richard L. Stack
William Stephens
Dorothy Straus
Terralynn Walters Swift
Charles H. Taylor
Robert A. Virtue
Lew O. Ward
Ellen Weitman
Larry L. Westfall
Jeremy N. White
Gary L. Wilcox