Chief Marketing Officer
Vice President for Public Affairs and Church Relations
Rick leads Pepperdine's efforts to elevate the brand and reputation of the University. He works directly with President Benton to shape the University's vision, interprets it for various audiences, and provides message leadership through integrated marketing strategies.
Prior to joining the University in 1997, Rick served for eleven years as a minister at the Mission Viejo Church of Christ in south Orange County, CA.
Rick received his BA from Long Beach State University in 1987 and his MBA from Pepperdine University in 2009.
He and Agnes have two daughters, Emily and Abby, and worship at the University Church of Christ.