Andrew K. Benton
President Benton, himself a product of Christian higher education, has served Pepperdine as the chief executive officer since July 2000. Prior to this role, he held the position of executive vice president for over nine years. He serves on several boards including the American Council on Education and the California State Chamber of Commerce. In addition to his responsibilities as chief executive, President Benton, an avid Waves fan, attends many athletic events, teaches courses in law, and holds a weekly Bible study in his home.