Pepperdine University President's Report 2016

2016 Board of Regents

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.


Board of Regents

  • Edwin L. Biggers


    President (Retired)
    Hughes Missile Group

  • James R. Porter

    Vice Chair

    Porter Capital Partners

  • Susan F. Rice (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, Jr.

    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 Chairman and President
    Form I-9 Compliance, LLC

  • Shelle Ensio


  • Terry Giles (JD '74)

    President and Owner
    Giles Enterprises

  • 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, PC

  • John D. Katch ('60)

    District Manager (Retired)
    Southern California Edison Company

  • Dennis Lewis ('65)

    President and Owner
    Chesapeake Holding Company, LLC

  • John T. Lewis ('83)

    Eugene Lewis & Associates

  • Kimberly J. Lindley

    Community Leader

  • Faye W. McClure ('78)

    Senior Vice President
    Consumer Product and Segment Integration–Americas AIG Insurance Group

  • 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

  • Carol Richards

    Community Leader

  • B. Joseph Rokus ('76)

    Manager, SPP LLC

  • Bui Simon ('96)

    Angels Wings Foundation International

  • Harold R. Smethills

    Sterling Ranch Development Company

  • Dee Anna Smith ('86)

    Chief Executive Officer
    Sarah Cannon Research Institute

  • Rosa Mercado Spivey

    Medical Director, Employee Health Services
    Los Angeles Unified School District

  • William W. Stevens

    Chair of the Board (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 Partner
    The Walker Consulting Group

    Senior Executive for Development (Retired)
    Texas A&M University

  • Marylyn M. Warren ('58)

    Vice President (Retired), Inc.

  • Jay S. Welker

    The Private Bank and Wealth Management, Wells Fargo Bank


Life Regents*

  • William S. Banowsky (MA '94)

  • Joe R. Barnett

  • Lodwrick M. Cook

  • Jerry S. Cox

  • Jerry E. Hudson

  • Eff W. Martin

  • Russell L. Ray, Jr.

  • Travis E. Reed

  • Thomas J. Trimble

  • J. McDonald Williams

  • Helen M. Young ('39)

* Nonvoting Regents