Senior Administration

On August 1, 2006, Andrew Benton announced several changes in the structure of his administrative team. Gary Hanson, longtime general counsel at Pepperdine, was named executive vice president and chief operating officer. Vice president for finance and administration, Jeff Pippin, was appointed to the newly created position of senior vice president for investments and chief investment officer. Keith Hinkle, Pepperdine’s associate vice chancellor for estate and gift planning, was added to the administrative team when he was named the University’s vice president for advancement and public affairs, and chief development officer.