School of Law Dean Deanell Reece Tacha Honored with Namesake Endowment Scholarship
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Deanell Reece Tacha, who has served as dean of the Pepperdine School of Law since
2011, was honored with the Tacha Endowed Scholarship at her retirement dinner on Friday,
April 7, at the Malibu West Beach Club. Provost Rick Marrs presented Tacha with the
new scholarship program in honor of her commitment to developing the next generation
of ethical leaders.
“There was a strong sense from students, faculty, staff, and administration that it would be appropriate to honor Dean Tacha’s time at the School of Law and her love of students by establishing a scholarship in her name that would support students,” said Donald Earl Childress III, professor of law.
In her five years at the law school, Tacha tirelessly raised money for student scholarships to assist with rising tuition costs, traveled cross-country to advocate for post-graduation job placements, and built relationships with leading legal scholars and thought leaders to develop a more robust faculty.
Learn more about the Tacha Endowed Scholarship: magazine.pepperdine.edu/tacha-scholarship