Hung Le Named Senior Vice Chancellor for Alumni Affairs at Pepperdine University
Hung Le (’87, MA ’03), who currently serves as the associate vice president and University registrar of Pepperdine University, has been appointed to the position of senior vice chancellor for alumni affairs. Le will assume his new role on May 1, 2023, and will be responsible for the strategy, leadership, and oversight of Pepperdine’s Alumni Affairs and Parent and Family Engagement teams. Le will contribute particularly to the success of the strategy and operations of the Office of Advancement to strengthen alumni engagement and deepen their connection to their alma mater.
"I couldn't think of a better ambassador than Hung Le to ensure that Pepperdine continues to cultivate meaningful relationships with some of our most treasured community members—our alumni and our parents,” says Pepperdine president Jim Gash (JD ’93). “Through his various roles at Pepperdine, beginning with his time as a student, Hung has embodied the University mission in an inspiring and effective way that has transformed the way our community experiences Pepperdine. I look forward to Hung's continued service to Pepperdine as he brings his signature personal touch to advance the goals of the University."
Le has served Pepperdine in countless ways since his first days as a student on the Malibu campus in 1983. Following his graduation from Seaver College in 1987, Le departed Malibu for New York, where he worked at Andersen Consulting before returning to Pepperdine in 1990 to serve as associate director of Campus Life. For eight years, Le developed critical relationships with students in his role overseeing New Student Orientation, cultivating the University’s vision for the new student experience and numerous other student life activities and initiatives.
In 2000 Le and his team created OneStop, a benchmark-setting University-wide department that integrates a variety of student services and streamlines the breadth of Pepperdine’s administrative resources in one place. In 2003 he advanced to the positions of associate vice president and University registrar and continued to integrate a number of student services with the goal of more effectively serving students by understanding the student experience through their perspectives and unique needs. He also serves on the University Academic Council, the University Management Committee, and the Emergency Operations Committee.
"There is no better person to fulfill the role of senior vice chancellor for alumni affairs at Pepperdine than Hung Le," says Lauren Cosentino ('97, MBA '12), vice president for advancement and chief development officer. "Hung's heart and spirit are anchored in grace and hospitality, and he and Corinne are the perfect partners to nurture our students and engage our alumni in new ways. Hung and Corinne have dedicated both their personal and professional lives to ministering to our students, alumni, faculty, and staff communities for decades, and their work exemplifies Pepperdine's mission in ways that directly impact how members of our Pepperdine family feel about their experience both on and off campus. Hung makes sure the people around him know he cares about them, and he demonstrates that not only by what he says but also by how he lives. I am eager to witness Hung's continued evolution as a cherished member of the Pepperdine community."
In addition to receiving a bachelor of science in business administration from Seaver College in 1987, Le received a master of arts in education from the Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology in 2003. He and his wife, Corinne (’87), met as students in the Heidelberg program and married and built their family—which includes four sons, three of whom are Pepperdine alumni and one of whom is a current Seaver College senior—on the Malibu campus. Hung and Corinne have been members of the University Church since they were first-year students at Pepperdine.
"During their time on campus, students are the heart of the educational enterprise,” says Le. “When they complete their academic experience with us, they graduate to alumni status, which is a new chapter in our lives together. We must continue to strengthen our alumni, as we do our students, for lives of purpose, service, and leadership. Alumni and parents are the people whom we love dearly and value highly. We have to build on the goodness that was established and developed while they were students. I am grateful for the opportunity to elevate and celebrate our alumni and look forward to working with our alumni relations teams and other members of the University community to more effectively serve our alumni and our families. My hope and expectation are for Corinne and me to continue to be involved in students' lives as we have been for more than three decades. In order to be effective servants of alumni, we have to first be effective servants of our students. And there is also no better way to serve our families than to serve their children, our students, first."