Pepperdine 2014 Annual Report

Board of Regents

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The 40-member 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 administration works with the Board of Regents to shape policy and direction for the University. The leadership provided by these distinguished and committed men and women is greatly valued.

  • Edwin L. Biggers, Chair

    President (Retired)
    Hughes Missile Group

  • James R. Porter, Vice Chair

    Porter Capital Partners

  • Susan F. Rice, Secretary (EdD '86)

    Senior Consulting Associate
    Brakeley Briscoe, Inc.

  • Frederick L. Ricker, Assistant Secretary

    Vice President and General Manager (Retired)
    Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

  • William H. Ahmanson

    The Ahmanson Foundation

  • Andrew K. Benton

    Pepperdine University

  • Sheila K. Bost

    Marriage and Family Therapist
    Private Practice

  • Charles L. Branch

    Professor of Neurosurgery
    Wake Forest University Health Center

  • Dale Brown ('64)

    Moriah Group, Petroleum Strategies

  • Janice R. Brown

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

  • Jose A. Collazo (MBA '77)

    Vice Chair and President
    Form I-9 Compliance, LLC

  • Michelle Hiepler (JD '89)

    Law Offices of Hiepler & Hiepler

  • Glen A. Holden

    United States Ambassador (Retired)
    Managing Partner, The Holden Company

  • Gail E. Hopkins ('66, MA '74)

    Orthopaedic Surgeon

  • Peter James Johnson, Jr.

    Leahey & Johnson, P.C.

  • John D. Katch ('60)

    District Manager (Retired)
    Southern California Edison Company

  • Dennis Lewis ('65)

    President and Owner

  • John T. Lewis ('83)

    Eugene Lewis & Associates

  • Kimberly J. Lindley

    Past Cochair
    National Seaver Parents Council

  • Eff W. Martin

    Managing Director (Retired)
    Goldman Sachs & Company

  • Faye W. McClure

    SME Distribution Executive
    United States & Canada
    AIG Property & Casualty

  • Michael T. Okabayashi

    Ernst & Young

  • Danny Phillips


  • Timothy C. Phillips ('87)

    Chief Executive Officer
    Phillips and Company

  • John L. Plueger

    President and Chief Operating Officer
    Air Lease Corporation

  • Russell L. Ray, Jr.

    Airline and Aerospace Companies
    Executive (Retired)

  • Carol Richards

    B. Joseph Rokus ('76)
    Manager SPP LLC

  • P. Bui Simon ('96)

    Angels Wings Foundation International

  • Harold R. Smethills

    Managing Director
    Sterling Ranch, LLC

  • Dee Anna Smith ('86)

    Chief Executive Officer
    Sarah Cannon Research Institute

  • Rosa Mercado Spivey

    Medical Director, LAUSD

  • William W. Stevens

    Board Chair (Retired)
    Triad Systems Corporation

  • Stephen M. Stewart

    Stewart Brothers Drilling Company

  • Augustus Tagliaferri (MBA '74)

    Chair and President
    Financial Structures, Inc.

  • Marta B. Tooma

    Philanthropic Dentist

  • Robert L. Walker (MA '66)

    Senior Executive for Development
    Texas A&M University
    Hagler Center

  • Marylyn M. Warren ('58)

    Vice President, Inc.

Life Regents (Nonvoting Regents)

  • William S. Banowsky (MA '94)

  • Joe R. Barnett

  • Lodwrick M. Cook

  • Jerry S. Cox

  • Hari N. Harilela

  • Jerry E. Hudson

  • Terry M. Giles (JD '74)

  • Jerve M. Jones

  • Charles B. Runnels

  • Thomas J. Trimble

  • William R. Waugh

  • J. McDonald Williams

  • Helen M. Young ('39)