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Ron Berryman to Join President Jim Gash for Coffee with Jim

Ron Berryman studio headshotPepperdine University Alumni Affairs invites alumni, faculty, staff, and students to join the conversation with Ron Berryman (’62, MBA ’67) and Pepperdine president Jim Gash at the upcoming Coffee with Jim installment on Friday, April 29, 2022, at 11:30 AM. Berryman and Gash will discuss Berryman’s 50-year perspective on Pepperdine’s history and Berryman’s business leadership.

Berryman is the first African American to graduate from Pepperdine’s inaugural master of business administration (MBA) program in 1967, and utilizing his degree, became a certified management consultant and the CEO of Berryman and Company. He has served as chief of financial planning and budgets for Computer Sciences Corporation, administrator of business affairs for NBC, COO and CFO with Progress Investment Management Company, and a partner with management consulting firm Cunningham, Short, and Berryman. 

Berryman is also devoted to Pepperdine's mission, serving on the Pepperdine University Board and the Graziadio Business School Board of Visitors. He was a founding member of the University’s Black Alumni Leadership Council, and, alongside his wife, Jacqueline, he has organized and funded a scholarship for African American students pursuing their MBAs at Pepperdine. Berryman leads inclusion efforts in securing grants for young men of color as the national vice president of Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation, one of the first Black fraternities.

To learn more about the event and to register to attend, visit the Coffee with Jim event website.