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School of Public Policy to Host 20th Anniversary Dinner

In honor of two decades of academic excellence, the Pepperdine University School of Public Policy will host a 20th anniversary dinner celebration at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley on Saturday, November 4, at 6 PM. The Honorable Benjamin E. Sasse, United States senator representing Nebraska, will serve as the featured guest speaker. Senator Sasse will explore strategies to create “a way forward”—for the University, local and national governments, and the country.

Throughout his public service career, Senator Sasse has been a role model for School of Public Policy students and alumni alike. In only his first term as junior senator, he has earned respect from both sides of the aisle as a measured voice of reason.

Senator Sasse has also brought those values to the world of higher education, first as a professor at the Center for Politics and Governance at the University of Texas Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and later as the president of Midland University in Fremont, Nebraska. While one of the youngest chief executives in American higher education, Senator Sasse guided the struggling institution back from the brink of bankruptcy and more than doubled its enrollment before announcing his senate bid.

Since 1997 the Pepperdine University School of Public Policy has offered students the opportunity to “see public policy differently”—specifically to inspire and influence positive changes designed to improve the lives of everyday Americans. As the University’s youngest school turns 20, this dinner celebration will engage audiences to look toward fortifying the bridge between the public and public policy.

Tickets are required for attendance and may be reserved through gifts and sponsorships. For additional information about the 20th anniversary dinner celebration, and to reserve tickets, visit the School of Public Policy website.